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Herbicide-tolerant soybeans from Bayer available for 2021 season


February 1, 2021
By Top Crop Manager

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Bayer CropScience recently announced that XtendFlex soybeans will be available in Canada for 2021. The latest addition to the Roundup Ready Xtend crop system, XtendFlex soybean trait technology offers tolerance to glyphosate, dicamba, and glufosinate. With tolerance to three herbicides, XtendFlex soybeans allow growers flexibility in herbicide choice without negatively impacting yield performance.

The industry’s first soybean trait to offer tolerance to glyphosate, dicamba, and glufosinate, XtendFlex soybeans allow growers to focus both on early weed control to maximize yield potential as well as the ability to clean up flushing weeds. With greater flexibility in both the pre-emergence and post-emergence stages, growers can adopt different modes of action to manage difficult-to-control weeds, such as waterhemp and Canada fleabane.

“The triple-stacked tolerance of the trait ensures that each grower can use the modes of action they need to effectively address their specific weed control issues,” said Andrew Chisholm, trait and trait launch manager with Bayer, in a press release. “This triple herbicide tolerance allows you to follow proper herbicide resistance management strategies, including the use of multiple effective modes of action throughout the season.”

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A small volume of soybeans will be available for the 2021 growing season. Growers are encouraged to talk to their Bayer representative to learn more, or visit traits.bayer.ca.