Milan No-Till Field Day to Feature ThryvOn Cotton Technology
Jul 19, 2022
Thrips and tarnished plant bugs have historically been a problem for Tennessee cotton growers, who have limited options to control these insect pests. ThryvOn Technology, developed by Bayer, provides growers with a unique management tool in the form of a plant-incorporated protection rather than a conventional foliar insecticide. This technology also reduces the need for some insecticide applications.
“This is the newest tech for cotton growers and ag professionals,” says Sebe Brown, assistant professor in UT’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. “This presentation will inform ag professionals on the realistic expectations of what ThryvOn brings to the table and how to manage target insects with the additional help of the technology.”
2022 has been difficult for thrips, and Brown is eager to give producers resources that will protect their yields.
“I’m excited to present at such a well-known field day,” says Brown. “I used to hear about the 2000+ crowds of people that attended the Milan field day while I was at LSU. The Milan No-Till Field Day was the benchmark that all other field days are held to.”
The ThryvOn Technology presentation is part of the Insect Biotechnology in Row Crops tour (Tour E), which takes place at 9 a.m. CDT in the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum on the grounds of the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. There are three presentations in the tour.
Tour E: Insect Biotechnology in Row Crops
- ThryvOn Cotton Technology
- Sebe Brown, assistant professor, UT Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
- Potential Implications of Bt Corn in a Multi-Crop Landscape
- Tyler Towles, assistant professor, Entomology Department, LSU AgCenter
- Corn Earwom Vip3A Resistance Mechanisms
- Dawson Kerns, Ph.D. candidate, UT Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
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