Current Products in Development

From exploring thousands of genes to testing finished products, see what Bayer is currently developing to solve the challenges you face.


VT4PRO™ with RNAi Technology

Crop: Corn

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 with two below-ground modes of action including RNAi Technology — the latest defense to help manage corn rootworm. VT4PRO Technology is the newest product featuring the next generation against corn rootworm.

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Bollgard® 3 ThryvOn™ Cotton with XtendFlex® Technology

Crop: Cotton

Bollgard® 3 ThryvOn™ cotton with XtendFlex® Technology is poised to be the industry's first cotton biotech trait to provide protection against tarnished plant bug and thrips species* and may help reduce the need for some insecticide applications.

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Phase: Commercial

The Preceon™ Smart Corn System

Crop: Corn

The Preceon™ Smart Corn System from Bayer and the introduction of short stature corn hybrids (within the system) through breeding innovations will mark a transformation in how corn is produced. This innovation has the potential to be a game changer and will help farmers manage risks and unlock yield potential in the face of ever-shifting challenges.

The Preceon™ Smart Corn System works by combining three innovative elements into one working system:

  • Short stature corn hybrids offer strong protection against the elements and greater application flexibility.
  • FieldView™ digital insights give data-driven recommendations to maximize performance in the field.
  • Tailored hands-on support from Bayer and participating Dealers and Seedsmen will bring farmers reliable support to help maximize the Preceon Smart Corn System.
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Phase: Pre-Launch

The 5 Steps in Trait Development

Bt trait development doesn't happen overnight. Just like it takes a seed time to fully grow, our traits go through several stages of thorough testing before they're ready for the fields.



Discovery begins by identifying challenges our farmers face and potential solutions to those problems.


Proof of Concept

After finding a trait that satisfies our farmers' needs, we begin searching the genetic makeup of the biological source responsible for expressing that trait to transfer into seed embryos.


Early Development

Once transgenic plants with the desired gene are successfully grown, they are brought into observation and undergo extensive quality assurance testing. Only the most successful candidates move forward to our greenhouses for continued research.


Advanced Development

Next, these plants are brought to our test fields and research centers for years of trials to assess their performance, generate environmental safety data and more.



About only one gene out of tens of thousands make it to our final step: On-farm trials. Field trial participants are able to test the latest trait technology in return for giving us honest feedback of how the traits perform under commercial-scale planting conditions.

Learn more about these steps and products currently in these stages.

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