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New traits on the mind

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The future of weed control will depend largely on the effectiveness of new technologies coming to the marketplace.

“There are things coming that will make it easier on everybody,” states Yale Young with Brandt Consolidated.

Soybean trait choices for 2018 include dicamba, Roundup Ready, Liberty Link or non-GMO. Young acknowledges there were success stories and non-success stories with these various traits this year.

“As long as we can get through 2018, there are going to be some other tools to make this job easier,” Young said.

A three-way soybean is expected to come out in 2019 with Liberty, dicamba and Roundup Ready traits. Another class of chemistry will be added in 2021 with HPPD added to the mix.

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