Beck’s is pleased to offer farmers another solution in the fight against weed resistance. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans will provide farmers with tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides. Beck’s is releasing six new varieties that range in maturity from 2.5 to 4.9. “Our priority is helping farmers succeed,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “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.”
Although Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans are tolerant to both glyphosate and dicamba herbicides, the use of dicamba herbicide over the top of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans remains under review with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is not currently approved by the EPA. Once approved, the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System, which includes Roundup® Xtend and XtendiMax™ herbicides, will offer farmers a vital tool for managing tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant weeds.
“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,” said Beck. “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.”
Due to pending approval of Roundup Xtend and XtendiMax herbicides, Beck’s is offering Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans at the same price as Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans relative to their maturity. Farmers who purchase Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans for the 2016 season should consult their local herbicide specialist to determine a herbicide program.
“We’re excited to provide farmers with the opportunity to experience Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean genetics in the 2016 season,” said Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s. “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.”