Growers Need Choice
March 15, 2019
LibertyLink® GT27™ is the first soybean technology with herbicide tolerance to both Liberty® herbicide and glyphosate. This system provides growers with even greater flexibility and choices in their weed management programs. LibertyLink GT27 and GT27 soybeans tolerate the use of glyphosate like any other glyphosate-tolerant crop.
Prior to its recent sale of assets to BASF, Bayer tested glyphosate use on LibertyLink GT27 extensively to include GlyStar® Plus, Cornerstone® Plus, Glyfos® X-TRA, Touchdown Total®, Durango®, Honcho® Plus, Roundup® PowerMAX®, Roundup WeatherMAX®, and Roundup Original Max®. The results were clear that LibertyLink GT27 has commercially acceptable tolerance to glyphosate. In addition:
BASF is committed to helping growers solve the problems they face in the field. From weed control to solutions needed to combat weed resistance, BASF believes more innovation and more choices for growers is vital.
Growers should have access to all approved trait events and have freedom to use their EPA-registered product of choice over the top of LibertyLink GT27 and GT27 soybeans. Restricting the use of glyphosate limits the full potential of new technologies, and new technologies are needed to address growers’ weed control needs as well as deliver genetic diversity. Diversity of solutions and more choices is a more sustainable approach to weed control and resistance.
One seed technology will not solve all the challenges growers face throughout the growing season. Growers need clear guidance, not confusion regarding the critical tools they need to fight weeds. Let’s work together to find a solution that meets the needs of growers.
We are working diligently with the EPA and the rest of the industry to resolve any points of confusion and provide full clarity to farmers.
*Source: MCPR Enews_March 11, 2019
Liberty, LibertyLink are registered trademarks of BASF. GlyStar® is a registered trademark of Albaugh LLC. Roundup®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup PowerMAX®, Roundup WeatherMAX®, Roundup Original MAX®, and Honcho® are registered trademarks of Bayer CropScience. Durango®, Durango DMA®, and Abundit® are registered trademarks of Corteva Agrisciences. Enlist™ and Enlist E3™ are trademarks of Corteva Agrisciences. Glyfos X-Tra® is a registered trademark of FMC Corporation.
Makaze® and Mad Dog® are registered trademarks of Loveland Products. GT27™ is a trademark of MS Technologies. Agrisure® and Touchdown Total® are registered trademarks of Syngenta Group Corporation.
About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2018, our division generated sales of €6.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of around $20 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.