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VT4PRO WITH RNAi TECHNOLOGY1

Expected in 2024, Pending State Registrations.

For farmers prioritizing performance, VT4PRO™ with RNAi Technology will be the first product from Bayer to combine the three built-in modes of action in Trecepta® Technology, an elite above-ground pest package for corn, with two below-ground modes of action including RNAi Technology — the latest defense to help manage corn rootworm.

1VT4PRO with RNAi Technology is not currently available for commercial sale or commercial planting.

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1 Features & Benefits

The Widest Spectrum of Insect Defense From Bayer

With above- and below-ground protection against some of the toughest corn pests, VT4PRO Technology will be a versatile product with a broad geographic fit, helping to provide farmers across the U.S. the protection they need.

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The Power of RNAi Technology

Developed by Bayer to combat corn rootworm, RNAi Technology offers a specific mode of action against the pest. Because RNAi Technology works differently than a soil-applied insecticide or Bt traits to control corn rootworm, it can help increase a corn plant's ability to defend itself against the billion-dollar bug2.

Proven Herbicide Tolerance

VT4PRO Technology will contain Roundup Ready® 2 Technology, allowing the plant to withstand glyphosate treatments used to prevent weeds. By reducing weeds, plants have better access to crucial nutrients and water.

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2 Protection

Above- and Below-Ground Insect Protection

VT4PRO Technology will provide farmers protection against above-ground pests including European corn borer, southwestern corn borer, fall armyworm, black cutworm, western bean cutworm and corn earworm. It will also help farmers with low-to-moderate corn rootworm pressure defend their roots.

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3 How it Works

Combining Proven Defenses

VT4PRO Technology will combine the three proven above-ground modes of action found in Trecepta Technology (Cry1A.105, Cry2Ab2 and Vip3Aa20) along with two below-ground modes of action, including Cry3Bb1 and RNAi Technology (DvSnf7 dsRNA) to offer corn plants built-in insect protection right out of the bag.

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