In fact, according to the data from Beck Ag’s 2012 survey, 94 percent of LibertyLink soybean growers say they plan to continue their use of the LibertyLink system, including Liberty herbicide, over the next five years.
“As we’ve learned, rotation is key,” said Eric Peters, product manager for Liberty herbicide. “Rotating crops and modes of action will help maintain the effectiveness of herbicides by preventing or slowing the development of resistance. One of the benefits of the LibertyLink system is the unique mode of action offered by Liberty herbicide, which is effective against weeds that are now resistant to glyphosate.”
Beck Ag’s survey shows that 243 of the growers surveyed in 2012 said they had weeds on their farm that were “tough to kill,” predominantly Palmer pigweed and marestail in the South, and marestail, waterhemp and giant ragweed in the Midwest. At the same time, 87 percent of LibertyLink growers rated the performance of Liberty herbicide as “excellent” or “good,” even against these tough weeds.
“The Beck Ag survey really reinforced for us the varying needs of growers in different regions – even different counties,” added Angelo. “But while there were differences, we saw that the LibertyLink system helped growers across the board boost their overall ROI through competitive yields and weed resistance management.”
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