LibertyLink Shows Yield Advantage in Field Tests

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Soybeans, yields

LibertyLinkFor the second year in a row, field tests show LibertyLink soybeans yield better than Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans.

A collaboration between multiple university researchers and cooperators planted side-by-side field trials across various soil types.  The trials were designed to measure a yield comparison of both herbicide systems.

“We wanted growers to be able to look at the two systems and know how they compare,” said Pablo Ogallar, Bayer soybean product manager. “This was an apples-to-apples comparison, and this is the second consecutive year that LibertyLink soybeans varieties out-yielded Roundup Ready 2 Yield varieties.”

Growers like Douglas Huggenberger have had similar results in their own fields. “I’ve been using the LibertyLink system and I’ve been very happy with it,” Huggenberger says.  “I have yet to find a weed that it can’t knock down, unlike when I was using a different system. I was having a few escapee weeds so I wanted to change up my weed management, so that’s why I went to the Liberty® system and it’s working great.”

Huggenberger continued, “Last year I had the best beans I’ve ever harvested. As for seeing any yield drag – I’ve never seen a yield drag on the Liberty beans at all. It’s an excellent system.”

LibertyLink is one of the ways Bayer is committed to bringing growers new technology and new solutions.  For more information contact a local Bayer representative, or visit Crop Science, a division of Bayer, online at