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LibertyLink is a key technology for controlling pigweed

Delta Farm Press (3 April 2016)

Farmers face increasing challenges in controlling Palmer amaranth or pigweed and therefore need a variety of products. Precisely in the case of soybeans, their weed control approach may be centred around the LibertyLink technology using Glufosinate-ammonium. According to Larry Steckel, Extension weed scientist with the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, LibertyLink is currently the only reliable technology for controlling pigweed, particularly for the counties where resistance issues have been confirmed. » Go to article

USDA regulators clear two new GM corn traits

AgProfessional (28 March 2016)

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved two new GM corn lines which are resistant to Glufosinate-ammonium (GA) and other herbicides. Growers in the US will therefore be able to apply GA in-crop for non-selective post-emergence weed control before any weeds jeopardize yield potential. This technology will also help farmers who are seeking alternative herbicides to fight against weed resistance. » Go to article

China seeks new ways to solve weed resistance problems

Agrow (20 March 2016)

Increased resistance to Glyphosate herbicide will lead to new opportunities for herbicide producers in China. Precisely mixed formulations can help solve weed resistance, especially now that Paraquat use has been restricted in China. As Glufosinate-ammonium works in a different way than other herbicides, it is ideal for rotation as well as for mixtures. That is why Glufosinate-ammonium will significantly expand options for farmers battling the problem of weed resistance in China. » Go to article

Farmers need new GMO herbicide technology

Delta Farm Press (17 March 2016)

Bob Scott, weed scientist at the University of Arkansas, mentions in an interview his support towards the registration of new GMO herbicide technology, which also includes the Liberty link system relying on Glufosinate-ammonium. He argues that the technology represents a safe and efficient way to control weeds. He calls for speeding up the approval process of the technology so as to provide these new tools to farmers facing the problem of herbicide resistance. » Go to article

Bayer debuts updated LibertyLink soybeans in Brazil

Agrow (15 March 2016)

Bayer Crop Science has released its genetically modified glufosinate-tolerant LibertyLink LL55 soybeans in Brazil. The technology will be available for the 2016 planting season, and the firm will market it as a key tool in weed resistance management. The LL55 event is different to the already commercialized LibertyLink LL27 event, with the inserted gene placed at a different position in the genome. » Go to article

Balance Bean soybeans anticipated for 2017

Agriculture.com (3 March 2016)

The Balance Bean GT Soybean Performance System from Bayer Crop Science, MS Technologies and Mertec is scheduled for a full-scale launch in 2017, pending regulatory approval in the US. The technology pairs up trait tolerance to Glufosinate-ammonium and other herbicides, which helps farmers avoid the problem of weed resistance and maintain yields. » Go to article

Get an early start on soybean weed control

Delta Farm Press (22 February 2016)

Customized programs that switch up and combine different herbicide modes of action will help control yield-robbing weeds and help keep herbicide-resistant weed populations under control. A proven tank-mix partner for Glufosinate (Liberty) and other herbicides boosts postemergence soybean weed control by improving control of broadleaf weeds, including yellow nutsedge, morningglory and hemp sesbania. » Go to article

Help farmers plan against yield-robbing weeds

AgProfessional (2 February 2016)

Weed control is not about killing weeds only; it is about protecting yield. However, the challenge is a build-up of herbicide resistance. Farmers therefore need to apply multiple herbicidal modes of action. Glufosinate-ammonium allows rotating modes of action every year to help decrease the frequency of resistant weeds, and is essential for post-emergence applications. » Go to article

2016 cotton variety options for the US include LibertyLink

Western Farm Press (20 January 2016)

The 2016 cotton planting season is just around the corner and growers are busily studying variety information to make the best seed selections for their farm operations. Bayer CropScience has its Stoneville and FiberMax cotton brands. California growers in 2016 can plant Bayer’s Daytona RF, an Acala which San Joaquin Valley cotton growers have grown for several years. Particularly Daytona RF includes LibertyLink as well as Roundup Ready Flex technology. » Go to article

Food Standards Australia New Zealand called for opinions on GM corn

SeedQuest (18 January 2016)

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) called for public opinions on its assessment of a corn line that is genetically modified to be tolerant to Glufosinate-ammonium and to be protected from pests such as the western corn rootworm. The authority concluded that no public health or safety issues were identified and the corn was found to be as safe as its conventional counterpart. » Go to article

About GA in 3 minutes

What is Glufosinate-ammonium?

It is one of the most effective herbicides available for treating weeds in orchards, vineyards and other herbicide-resistant LibertyLink crops such as soybeans, corn, canola or cotton. Crucially, its distinguishing chemistry and ‘mode of action’ help farmers avoid weed resistance.

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