New PhytoGen TRiO™ Guards Cottonseed Investment

Wednesday, January, 3, 2018 9:00 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS — New for the 2018 planting season, producers can maximize their cottonseed potential with PhytoGen TRiO seed treatment, the latest innovation from PhytoGen. Featuring industry-leading active ingredients, PhytoGen TRiO protects against early season diseases, insects and nematodes, helping cotton to thrive all season long.

“PhytoGen TRiO seed treatment enables us to deliver the best and most advanced seed-applied technologies for our PhytoGen customers,” says Hank King, U.S. leader for PhytoGen. “This unique collection of chemistries will enhance our strong genetic and trait offerings, helping to protect our customers’ cottonseed investment.”

Available on PhytoGen® brand varieties, PhytoGen TRiO seed treatment helps cotton thrive. It features:

  • Fungicides Superior fungicide protection against Pythium, fusarium, black root rot and rhizoctonia
  • Insecticides Broad-spectrum insect control of thrips and aphids
  • Nematicide Multiple modes of action against root-knot nematode and reniform nematode

PhytoGen TRiO also contains a biological protein that helps cotton establish a stronger root system for improved plant health, which protects the plant and increases biomass.

PhytoGen TRiO seed treatment is also the new platform the company will use to deliver the most effective combination of seed treatments. It will be applied during the manufacturing process and PhytoGen customers can rest assured it will undergo rigorous quality control standards.

“By streamlining our seed-applied offering, we’re able to ensure it meets our high standards for PhytoGen cottonseed. We will also service and support TRiO just like anything else in our portfolio,” King says.

Protection Enhanced with PhytoGen Breeding Traits
Each PhytoGen® brand variety is selected to deliver outstanding yield potential and excellent fiber quality. In addition to breeding for high yield and quality, PhytoGen is leading the industry in other breeding advancements that deliver in-plant protection against bacterial blight, verticillium wilt and root-knot nematodes in many of their varieties today. PhytoGen will soon add protection from reniform nematodes to their list of breeding trait innovations.

“TRiO complements our PhytoGen Breeding Traits platform and has the ability to provide the enhanced early season protection growers need to safeguard their seed investment. This combined protection is truly phenomenal and unique in our industry,” King says.

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Cotton growers now have access to a unique combination of seedling protectants with PhytoGen TRiO seed treatment. Exclusive to PhytoGen® cottonseed, PhytoGen TRiO will enhance the highly regarded seedling vigor of PhytoGen and help early season cotton plants thrive.

About PhytoGen
PhytoGen, an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences, helps growers thrive with cottonseed varieties that produce maximum yield and industry-leading fiber quality. Growers work smarter with the most advanced trait technologies, such as WideStrike® 3 Insect Protection and the Enlistcotton trait. Join the discussion with PhytoGen on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About DowDuPont Agriculture Division
DowDuPont Agriculture, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Together, the DowDuPont Agriculture Division provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry, developed through a robust research pipeline across germplasm, biotech traits and crop protection. DowDuPont Agriculture is committed to delivering innovation, helping growers increase productivity and ensuring food security for a growing global population. DowDuPont intends to separate the DowDuPont Agriculture Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at

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®™PhytoGen, the PhytoGen Logo and PhytoGen TRiO are trademarks of PhytoGen Seed Company, LLC. PhytoGen TRiO seed treatment is an on-seed application of separately registered products: Apron XL®, Maxim® 4FS, Rally® 40WSP, Resonate™ 600 ST, Vibrance® CST, BioST™ Insecticide 100 and BioST™ Nematicide 100. PhytoGen TRiO seed treatment is an on-seed application, provided by Dow AgroSciences, of separately registered products provided by Syngenta Group Company, Albaugh, LLC and Dow AgroSciences LLC. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Always read and follow label directions. PhytoGen Seed Company is a joint venture between Mycogen Corporation, an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences LLC, and the J.G. Boswell Company.