For the 2016 growing season, Bayer CropScience is expanding the Credenz soybean seed brand nationally, with offerings in most of the U.S. soybean production regions, providing growers more choices for complete weed management and competitive yield performance.
Credenz offers LibertyLink and glyphosate-tolerant traits in more than 55 high-performing varieties suited to local growing conditions and tailored to address growers’ individual needs, now in expanded maturity groups 0 through 7.
Piloted last year, Credenz is the first global soybean seed brand from Bayer CropScience. This next-generation soybean offers integrated smart genetics, traits and varieties to deliver new choices for complete weed management and competitive yield performance. Credenz soybeans are bred to thrive in diverse field types and are available with the LibertyLink trait, which combines high-performing genetics with the power of Liberty herbicide for control of even the toughest weeds. The seed also features packages with defensive traits for tolerance to frogeye leaf spot, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), southern stem canker, Phytophthora root rot, southern root-knot nematode, iron chlorosis, chloride sensitivity, Sclerotinia white mold, brown stem rot and soybean cyst nematode (SCN).
Bayer CropScience is currently working on research projects in seed breeding, traits and crop protection to help growers better address issues including weeds, nematodes, pests, diseases and overall crop efficiency. As part of that mission, the company is working with partners to deliver the best biotechnologies science has to offer, including several new soybean traits over the next 5 years and beyond.
Two herbicide-tolerant traits coming soon are Balance GT*, which provides tolerance to glyphosate and Balance Bean** herbicide, and Balance GT/LibertyLink, which provides tolerance to glyphosate, Balance Bean and Liberty herbicide.
*Developed with MS Technologies. Balance GT has not received all needed regulatory approvals.
**Balance Bean is not registered for sale or use in the U.S.