Dewitt, AR (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
Glyphosate weed resistance continues to explode across the South. For 2013, HBK® Seed has introduced four new varieties with the LibertyLink® trait to help soybean growers across the South manage agronomic risks and maximize profitability.
HBK LL4650, HBK LL4850, HBK LL4950 and HBK LL5450 are the first HBK soybean seed varieties with the LibertyLink trait for full tolerance to Liberty® herbicide. These new varieties join an already powerful HBK portfolio of high-yielding, high-quality soybean products bred for southern growing conditions and that offer outstanding resistance packages for disease and pests.
“HBK soybean seed is bred for the South. Our strong breeding program combines more than 32 years of knowledge about soybean production in southern conditions with world-class trait technology to offer growers seed options that best fit the needs of their operations,” said Troy Hornbeck, U.S. soybean brand operations manager for Bayer CropScience. “Our four new varieties deliver the powerful technology solution southern growers are looking for to minimize their risks.”
By incorporating the LibertyLink system, growers have an effective tool to control glyphosate-resistant weeds such as marestail (horseweed) and Palmer amaranth (pigweed). Growers can use full-labeled rates of Liberty over the top of tough-to-control weeds without damaging their soybean crop, explained Hornbeck.
“With LibertyLink technology, growers have confidence that they can boost their bottom line by controlling yield-robbi
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