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

An agronomist with Golden Harvest, Porter was the 2017 CCA Master Adviser from the Illinois Soybean Association. She was also a member of the 2016 and 2017 CCA Soy Envoy classes.