“Liberty was first introduced back in the late ’90s,” said Rob Schrick, Bayer Strategic Business Lead for corn and soy. “In the last couple of years, Liberty has really come of age, out of necessity.”
At the Farm Progress Show last week, Schrick said the use of LibertyLink system for a variety of different crops is growing. “LibertyLink can be found in 40-plus million acres of corn, and Bayer’s Credenz soybeans, but also the LibertyLink trait is licensed throughout the market place,” said Schrick. The LibertyLink trait is also in FiberMax and Stoneville cotton as well as almost all varieties of canola.
Learn more in this interview: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/fps16-bayer-schrick.mp3″ text=”Interview with Rob Schrick, Bayer”]
Remember that soybean and cotton growers can win free seed and herbicide while also raising funds to support their local FFA with the second annual RealYieldSweepstakes.
Sweepstakes drawings will be held monthly through December and the last day to enter is Dec. 31. One grower each month will receive Liberty herbicide to treat 200 acres, and FiberMax® or Stoneville® cotton seed with the LibertyLink trait for planting 200 acres, or any brand of soybean seed with the LibertyLink trait for planting 200 acres.
One grand prize winner will receive 500 acres of the LibertyLink system for either cotton or soybean. The winner will be announced during the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, $50,000 in prize money will be divided among the 10 state FFA organizations, based on the states with the highest numbers of grower submissions.