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

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.

This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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