Crop Biotech Update

Brazil´s CTNBio Approves Cotton with TwinLink® Technology from Bayer CropScience

February 25, 2011

The National Biosafety Technical Commission (CTNBio) in Brazil has granted approval for Bayer CropScience's TwinLink® technology for cotton. TwinLink cotton has two insect resistance genes and is fully tolerant to glufosinate-ammonium herbicides (Ignite® and Basta®). This new technology could help Brazilian farmers in managing pests and weeds that affect crop productivity and cotton lint quality.

"This technology will be an important tool and an attractive, modern alternative for Brazilian cotton farmers to improve their crop management, increase productivity sustainably, and maintain Brazil as one of the main leaders in the production of quality cotton," said Joachim Schneider, Head of the BioScience business unit of Bayer CropScience.

Read the press release at http://www.bayercropscience.com/bcsweb/cropprotection.nsf/id/EN_20110222?open&l=EN&ccm=500020.