- Product Type
- Biotechnology Traits
What is Bollgard 3
Bollgard 3 is a biotechnology trait that reduces the need to spray for Helicoverpa spp. the main cotton pest for Australian growers.
Bollgard 3 contains three proteins, Cry1Ac, Cry2AB and Vip3A, each 'killing' larvae in a different way.
Having three different active proteins increases the sustainability of the technology as it is difficult for helicoverpa to develop resistance to more than one of the Bt Proteins.
Bollgard 3 plays a critical role in protecting the technology, ensuring that it will continue to perform the way that growers need and expect for many years to come
The addition of a third protein, Vip3A, reinforces the Bt proteins found in Bollgard II® – Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab. Three proteins will increase the longevity of the technology as each provides a different mode of action or ‘kill’ Helicoverpa spp. larvae in a different way.