“Liberty soybeans are a weed control option we need to discuss” - From Southeast Farm Press
By Dr. Eric Prostko
Revolutionary War figure Patrick Henry in 1775 famously uttered, “Give me Liberty or give me death!” I’m pretty confident Ol’ Pat wasn’t a glufosinate salesman, but I appreciate the catchy lead to this column.
I recently finished my annual tour of duty delivering the weed science gospel around the state of Georgia. I must have heard the word dicamba a million times or more during the 40-pluse grower meetings I headlined. (Dr. Stanley Culpepper was my opening act.) The consensus around the state was that the dicamba weed control programs in tolerant cotton and soybean worked better than expected. But off-target issues have many people concerned about the future of the technology?
This coupled with the ever-increasing problem of PPO resistance could point some sprayers in the direction of LibertyLink weed control systems. Since I am the soybean weed guy in Georgia, I will focus on that topic herein.
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