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Bayer is registering a hybrid canola resistant to two herbicides

The Western Producer (7 January 2016)

Bayer is registering a hybrid canola that is resistant to both Glufosinate-ammonium (Liberty) and glyphosate herbicides. This allows growers to use and rotate two distinctive herbicide systems on the same crop, which will work well in fields that have high weed pressure, particularly Canada thistle and cleavers. The system should be available in North America in the course of 2016. » Go to article

Bayer announces new FiberMax and Stoneville cotton varieties for 2016

Ag Professional (6 January 2016)

Growers will have three new cotton varieties from Bayer for the 2016 growing season including one FiberMax and two Stoneville offerings. All three new varieties are stacked with proprietary Bayer traits including LibertyLink (Glufosinate-ammonium), GlyTol, and TwinLinktechnologies. The system for instance enables powerful season-long protection against tough-to-control weeds and lepidopteran pests such as cotton bollworm, pink bollworm and tobacco budworm. » Go to article

Loss of Enlist Duo cuts already thin weed-fighting arsenal for bean farmers

High Plains Journal / Midwest Ag Journal (15 December 2015)

With the possible loss of the Enlist Duo herbicide, Arkansas soybean growers may find their already thin weed-fighting arsenal whittled down to one option: crop rotation. As they have no effective modes of action available against herbicide resistant pigweed in Roundup Ready soybeans, many will now choose to plant LibertyLink system (resistant to GA). This system is currently the only opportunity to have a post-emergence control option. » Go to article

USDA approved a new GMO corn trait

Reuters (4 December 2015)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it will no longer regulate the Syngenta Seeds corn trait known as MZHG0JG. The USDA has previously reviewed and deregulated the same trait in other genetically modified corn plants. Syngenta may freely move and plant this crop without additional permits or additional regulatory oversight from the company. The trait is engineered to resist for instance Glufosinate-ammonium, a herbicide that will expand options for farmers battling the problem of weed resistance. » Go to article

Current status of new herbicide-resistant crops

FarmTalk (10 November 2015)

In the near future, producers will have access to several new crop cultivars with resistance to a wider range of herbicides than has been available until now. These technologies are tools that will help growers combat herbicide resistant weeds. For instance, GMO soybeans with resistance to the HPPD-inhibiting class of herbicides such as Glufosinate-ammonium (GA) are in development by both Bayer and Syngenta. GA is a key tool in combating weed resistance problems globally. » Go to article

US farmers moving to Bayer's LibertyLink program

AgProfessional (15 October 2015)

This year we — with the help of an assay provided by Pat Tranel and Aaron Hagar, weed scientists at the University of Illinois — have confirmed that at least five counties in Arkansas have populations of pigweed that are resistant to the PPO herbicides (Glyphosate, Blazer, Cobra, Flexstar, etc.) or group 14 family of chemistry. Farmers are therefore recommended to rotate herbicides and particularly move into Bayer's Glufosinate-based LibertyLink program in order to avoid weed resistance. » Go to article

China Glufosinate Market Report 2015 Edition

BusinessWire (8 September 2015)

China Glufosinate Market Report 2015 Edition is a study on the current state of the Chinese Glufosinate industry. With more than 80 tables and figures, the report provides key statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals who are interested in the market. It helps them fully understand the current Chinese Glufosinate market. » Go to article

New cotton technologies expand options for Mississippi growers

Delta Farm Press (7 August 2015)

Growers got a firsthand look at new cotton technologies avoid weed resistance at a recent Mississippi State University technology field day. One of those technologies - Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton, a triple stack variety from Monsanto with tolerance to Glufosinate and other herbicides - is estimated to be planted on 750,000 acres across the cotton belt this year. » Go to article

Fighting resistant weeds in soybeans was a highlight of UNL Field Day

Agriculture (6 July 2015)

The days of easy weed control using only glyphosate are long over. But there are still ways to control herbicide-resistant weeds in soybeans using herbicides - it just requires different chemistries, multiple modes of action, and the disciplined application of a preemerge herbicide.
A field day at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)'s South Central Agricultural Laboratory emphasized the importance of diverse management practices to control these weeds, including the use of Gloufosinate based LibertyLink program. » Go to article

GA found as the most suitable substitute for Glyphosate

The Nation (Sri Lanka) (27 June 2015)

Following the ban of Glyphosate in Sri Lanka, the local Tea Research Institute (TRI) has identified Glufosinate-ammonium as the most suitable substitute for Glyphosate. Given that the key advantage of GA is its ability to control a broad spectrum of weeds, the herbicide could be used as a primary crop protection tool by the tea sector in the future. The Director of TRI Dr. I.S.B. Abeysinghe added that there are very few chemicals which can be used instead of Glyphosate in the integrated weed management program. » 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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