Controlling Glyphosate Resistant Weeds


For many years, we’ve relied on the use of glyphosate to control weeds in our fields. While it’s an effective herbicide, the continued use has resulted in serious weed resistance throughout the Midwest. By not controlling these weeds, studies have shown that yields can be reduced by more than 30 percent.

In 2012, glyphosate resistant weeds were reported on 61 million acres. That rose to 84 million in 2014 and continues to grow. Weeds that emerge with the crop, or shortly thereafter, have the greatest potential to negatively affect yield.*


Beck’s offers the most choices in the seed industry to control glyphosate resistant weeds. While two technologies are currently available, two new soybean traits are waiting on regulatory approval.

LibertyLink® | Bayer Crop Science
Liberty® herbicide controls more than 120 broadleaf weeds and grasses, including ALS and glyphosate resistant weeds. The unique mode of action from LibertyLink handles tough-to-control weeds, while still providing yields of nearly 1 Bu./A. better than glyphosate tolerant soybeans.

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Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® | Monsanto
Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans will have the Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® trait stacked with tolerance to
dicamba. That means the soybeans will be tolerant to Roundup and dicamba after they have emerged. Monsanto has developed a new, low-volatile formulation called Xtendimax™ with VaporGrip™. Now approved by the U.S. EPA, it has the ability to be used before and during the cropping season. All other dicamba formulations (Clarity®, Sterling Blue®, etc.) are not approved for over top use during the cropping year. They have also developed a pre-mix of Roundup and their new low-volatile formulation of dicamba called Roundup Xtend™ with Vaporgrip™ which is still awaiting label approval. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans currently have import approval from all major import countries. Please consult your local grain elevator for buying approval.

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Enlist | Dow AgroSciences
The Enlist™ weed control system builds on the current glyphosate system to advance herbicide and trait technology. Enlist soybeans combine tolerance to a new 2,4-D herbicide formulation, plus glyphosate and glufosinate and will be available in elite, high-yielding genetics, to help maximize yield on your farm. Enlist Duo® herbicide with Colex-D® technology combines the proven performance of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate. Apply it over the top of Enlist soybeans for unrivaled weed control designed to land and stay on target.

Balance GT | Bayer CropScience and MS Technologies LLC
Balance™ GT soybeans will be tolerant to glyphosate and isoxaflutole, the active ingredient in the new Balance ® Bean herbicide. Balance® Bean features residual control with reactivation technology that will continue to combat weeds with as little as 1/2 inch of rain. Balance™ GT will be the first step in a foundational system that will include a triple-stacked herbicide tolerant soybean, providing tolerance to glyphosate, Balance® Bean and Liberty®. Balance™ GT will be available in 2017, pending regulatory approvals.