Bayer Launching LibertyLink Beans

Bayer CropScience plans to launch its LibertyLink herbicide-tolerance technology for soybeans in the United States in 2009.

The company informed growers, retailers, and the soy-processing industry about the benefits of this technology at the 38th Soybean Seed Research Conference in Chicago. “The launch of our LibertyLink soybean technology in the U.S. in 2009 as the first market worldwide will be an important milestone for Bayer CropScience,” said Dr. Rüdiger Scheitza, member of the Board of Management of Bayer CropScience AG and head of Global Portfolio Management.

“LibertyLink is the only non-selective alternative to glyphosate-tolerant systems,” stressed Scheitza. Bayer CropScience’s herbicide tolerant technology together with its active ingredient glufosinate-ammonium, will give U.S. soybean growers an effective tool for weed control and successful weed resistance management.

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