A group of farmers participated in side-by-side trials this season to compare weed control and yield performance of Asgrow brand Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans versus LibertyLink soybeans.
The objective of the Monsanto trial program was to show that Delta farmers don’t have to sacrifice the higher yield potential of Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans in order to manage weeds. In 2011, third-party university trials showed an average 5-bushel-per-acre advantage versus LibertyLink.*
At midseason, most participants reported equally clean fields for the two technologies, and, heading into harvest, they looked forward to seeing strong yield performance. “My Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield beans look great right now, and I’m looking forward to a good yield,” said Adam Chappell, who farms in Cotton Plant, Ark.
“We’ve done a very good job with pigweed control this year,” reported Jesse Flye, who farms with his father, Marty White, in Poinsett County, Ark. “I think it is possible to control pigweed just as well in our Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans as with the LibertyLink system, and have the higher yield.”
With their Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield plots, farmers utilized Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions. The Roundup Ready PLUS platform offers weed management recommendations developed in conjunction with leading academics and industry partners, including the use of pre-emergence residual herbicides to help control hard-to-manage and glyphosate-resistant weeds. For their
LibertyLink plots, farmers could follow whatever they believed to be the best management practices for that system, and many did use residual herbicides.
Which system resulted in higher yield? Visit www.asgrow and dekalb.com/yield for harvest results and hear what participating farmers have to say about the performance of their Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans.
*2011 University Variety Trial Data. Summarized across all locations and maturity groups at each institution. Includes all Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield, Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield/STS, and Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield/SCN products where available. Values displayed as bushels per acre.
Individual results may vary. Always follow grain marketing and all other stewardship practices and pesticide label directions.