Bollgard 3

The introduction of Bollgard 3 will mark a major milestone for innovation in cotton, protecting the longevity of the technology and bringing new benefits to growers.

Australian cotton growers will become the first in the world to plant Bollgard 3 in 2015 under an Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority research permit. Growers will experience greater flexibility in the management of their crop while continuing to apply world-class stewardship principles.

In addition to the Bt proteins found in Bollgard II, Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab, Bollgard 3 contains a third protein, Vip3A*. Having three proteins will increase the longevity of the technology as each protein has a different mode of action which means each protein kills larvae in a different way.

The addition of the third protein increases the sustainability of the technology as it becomes increasingly difficult for Helicoverpa spp. to develop resistance to any of the Bt proteins.

The introduction of Bollgard 3 will ensure that the technology will continue to perform the way that growers need and expect for many years to come.







Bollgard 3 field days

Monsanto and CSD are hosting a series of field days, across cotton growing regions and invite you to see varieties containing Bollgard 3 in the field first hand and find out how they are performing.

  • Preview varieties in your region in commercial field conditions,
  • Demonstrations of key elements of the Bollgard 3 Resistance Management Plan,
  • Complete your accreditation (required for all growers before growing Bollgard 3 cotton).

Dates are still being finalised, RSVP to receive updates closer to the date.

Valley Physical Town Location Date Time
Darling Downs Dalby 'Benalla' 3/03/2016 TBC
Darling Downs Macalister 'Armour' 7/03/2016 10:00
Darling Downs Bongeen 'Kendale' 7/03/2016 16:00
Darling Downs Cecil Plains 'Wamara' 8/03/2016 7:30
Dirranbandi Dirranbandi Unit 3 23/03/2016 TBC
Gwydir Wallangra 'Wallangra Station' 23/02/2016 14:00
Gwydir Moree 'Beela' 25/02/2016 16:30
Gwydir Moree 'Keytah' 29/02/2016 16:30
Gwydir Pallamallawa 'Macquarie' 23/03/2016 TBC
Gwydir Croppa Creek 'Tumba' 23/03/2016 11:00
Lower Namoi Merah North 'Hazeldean' 8/03/2016 16:00
MacIntyre Talwood 'Worral Creek' 9/03/2016 10:00
MacIntyre Wyaga 'Aberdeen' 22/03/2016 16:00
MacIntyre North Star 'Getta Getta' 23/03/2016 9:00
Macquarie Warren 'Hatton' February TBC
Mungindi Mungindi 'Bullawarrie' 22/02/2016 15:30
Mungindi Moree 'Wyadrigah' 24/02/2016 8:00
St George St George 'Ashwood' 29/02/2016 TBC
Upper Namoi Spring Ridge 'Inverary' 22/03/2016 15:30
Upper Namoi Boggabri 'Palara' 23/03/2016 16:00
Upper Namoi Gunnedah 'Battery Hill' 24/03/2016 16:00

Bollgard 3 is not a registered product and is subject to APVMA approval.

Roundup Ready Flex, Bollgard II and Bollgard 3 are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technologies LLC, used under licence by Monsanto Australia Ltd. *Insect control technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialised under a license from Syngenta Crop Protection AG