Thryvon Technology: The Next Path To Protection



Tour the Next Path to Protection:
ThryvOn™ Technology

While we wish you could experience this journey in person, we invite you to follow Jay Mahaffey, manager of Scott Learning Center, and others as they take you on a guided virtual tour of the next path to protection. Join us and learn about ThryvOn™ Technology — the industry’s first cotton biotech trait that will provide season-long protection against tarnished plant bug and thrips species.*

*ThryvOn™ Technology has proven protection against tobacco thrips (Frankliniella fusca); Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis); tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus); and the Western Tarnished Plant bug (Lygus lineolaris).

Begin Your Journey

Welcome to the Scott Learning Center

Jay Mahaffey walks you through what is new for the Scott Learning Center in 2020 and how your input can shape its future.


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Test Plot Protocols

In this video, Joseph Cummins, learning center agronomist, provides an overview of the ThryvOn™ Technology test plot layouts and their protocols.

How To: Evaluating Cotton Varieties

In this three-part video series, Jay Mahaffey is back to walk you through the procedures of evaluating for thrips species presence and damage.

Video 1: Comparing Thrips Damage

Jay Mahaffey walks you through what thrips damage looks like and compares the damage against the different test protocols.

Video 2: Collecting Thrips Samples — Part 1

Jay Mahaffey demonstrates how they collect insect samples from the plots to help them determine thrips levels.

Video 3: Collecting Thrips Samples — Part 2

Using insect samples from the plots, Jay Mahaffey explains how thrips are counted and characterized in the lab so valuable data can be collected.


Bollgard 3 ThryvOn™ cotton with XtendFlex® Technology

Introducing: Bollgard® 3 Thryvon™ Cotton with XtendFlex® Technology

Jay Mahaffey breaks down the upcoming technology and explains how growers will be able to use it on their operations.

What Makes ThryvOn™ Technology Stand Out

Jay Mahaffey explains the distinct differences between ThryvOn™ Technology and other cotton traits and the advantages that ThryvOn™ Technology can give growers.

What You Can Expect in the Future

Jay Mahaffey discusses what you can expect from future installments from the Scott Learning Center.
Thank you for following along!

Here's your midseason update from the Bayer Scott Learning Center

Jay Mahaffey welcomes growers back to the virtual tour and gives an overview of what to expect. He teases the reveal of the thrips species* data and more.


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See The Midseason Checkup

Jay Mahaffey and Joseph Cummins walk through how they monitor progress between test plots and tackle midseason data collection. See how the cotton plants held up.

Tarnished Plant Bug Species Plot Protocols

Jay Mahaffey discusses how performance is measured between test plots from direct comparisons to plant- and insect-based thresholds.

Tarnished Plant Bug Species* and Fruit Retention Data Collection

Jay Mahaffey and Joseph Cummins walk us through their midseason data collection process and share their findings.


Key Performance Insights

From preliminary data results to observations across varieties, get the latest about the performance of ThryvOn™ Technology.

Preliminary Data Results

Hear about all the data collected this year at the Bayer Scott Learning Center, which reveals the performance of ThryvOn™ Technology.

Thrips Species* Evaluation

Jay Mahaffey shares results and key details about the response he's seen in the fields, even after constant pressure from thrips species* early in the season.

Technology Observations

In this video, Jay Mahaffey gives an overview of this season’s observations around ThryvOn™ Technology. The team shares their data and the plan ahead.

Technology Variety Trial

Jay Mahaffey compares varieties and the importance of testing the varieties in real world conditions.

The Future of Cotton Is Coming

Thanks again for being a part of this journey. We’re excited to share more updates, and we’re looking forward to the possibilities with ThryvOn™ Technology.

ThryvOn™ Technology 

See The Science Behind The Technology

Explore Bollgard® 3 ThryvOn™ cotton with XtendFlex® Technology further by diving into its features and potential benefits.


Secure Your Free 100% Cotton T-Shirt

Thank you for participating in our virtual tours from the Scott Learning Center. As a token of our appreciation, fill out the form to receive one free** 100% cotton T-shirt from us (while supplies last)!

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*ThryvOn™ Technology has proven protection against tobacco thrips (Frankliniella fusca), western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis), tarnished plant bugs (Lygus hesperus), and western tarnished plant bugs (Lygus lineolaris).

*Limited number available. Valid only while supplies last. Void where prohibited. Limit one per eligible grower. Restrictions may apply. Must be in a cotton growing state to be eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to extend, modify or discontinue this offer at any time without notice. Sponsor: Monsanto Company, 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167.

ThryvOn™ Technology is not currently available for commercial sale or commercial planting. Commercialization is dependent on multiple factors, including successful conclusion of the regulatory process. ThryvOn™ Technology may not be registered in all states. Check with your state pesticide regulatory agency for the registration status in your state.

Survey Results of 231 farmers that planted 150+ acres of cotton in Delta (Mid-south), Southeast, West Texas, and East Texas in 2019.