There are a number of new herbicide systems coming in soybeans in 2016 and 2017. These join Roundup Ready® and Liberty Link® soybeans on the market. These new systems include the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans, Enlist™ Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans, Enlist E3 soybeans, and Balance™ GT Soybean Systems Chart below. Burrus has compiled the chart to introduce growers to these four systems, what each has to offer, application guidelines, regulatory approval and EPA label approval.

“Without any new herbicide (site of action) in the pipeline, combined with the development of weed resistance to multiple herbicide sites of action, soybean growers are asking many questions about new herbicide resistance traits that could be making their debut during the 2016 growing season.

Many are asking questions about approval status as well as herbicide restrictions. We have started to gather information about each of these new herbicide resistant traits and have compared them in a chart to help growers learn about each new soybean system technology.

These new herbicide traits will become very important in the future, because the rotation of each of these traits or herbicide sites of action not only within the growing season, but also in different years, will allow growers to fight back against weed resistance. Hopefully, growers will learn from past mistakes and not only rely on a single herbicide trait for weed control.”

Click here to see the expanded page for our Roundup Ready 2 Xtend, Enlist and Balance GT Soybean Systems Chart.

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About the Author: Stephanie Porter

As Outreach Agronomist for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Stephanie supports research efforts and helps communicate both in-field and edge-of-field research and validation studies to Illinois 43,000 soybean farmers. She also helps lead the demonstration and adoption of conservation agriculture practices and raises awareness of best management and continuous improvement practices for conservation agriculture in Illinois. Stephanie has 23 years of experience that consists of agronomy, conservation, horticulture, plant diagnostics, and education. She has her bachelor’s in crop science and master’s in plant pathology from the University of Illinois. Stephanie is a Certified Crop Advisor and was named the 2018 Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Master Soybean Advisor. She also has experience with corn and soybean pathology research, crop scouting, soil testing, as well as crop consulting. Previously, she utilized her diagnostic training and collaborated with University of Illinois departmental Extension Specialists to diagnose plant health problems and prepare written responses describing the diagnosis and management recommendations as the University of Illinois Plant Clinic.