Soybean farmers now have another way to fight weed resistance as Beck adds Roundup Ready 2 Xtend to its six new varieties of weed resistance lineup.
The weed killer will be especially helpful with tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides.
“Our priority is helping farmers succeed,” Beck President Scott Beck said. “By offering farmers access to choices in traits and genetics, we’re giving them the tools and resources to maximize their yield. The new Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean varieties complement our other choices for farmers in fighting glyphosate weed resistance.”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still reviewing the use of dicamba herbicide over top Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans. Farmers expect the herbicide to be approved by the EPA to be used with the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System, offering the protection of both Roundup Xtend and XtendiMax herbicides.
“In addition, we will continue to offer an extensive lineup of LibertyLink soybeans for those farmers who want to take advantage of an approved weed-resistant system today,” Beck said. “Currently, nearly half of our customers’ orders are with LibertyLink soybeans. Through the use of the LibertyLink system, farmers are protecting and improving their farms’ yields.”
Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans are being sold at the same price, until the Roundup Xtend and XtendiMax are approved by the EPA.
“We’re excited to provide farmers with the opportunity to experience Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean genetics in the 2016 season,” Beck CEO Sonny Beck said. “The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System will be another tool in the toolbox to control glyphosate-resistant weeds and improve yields, once the herbicide is approved.”