Winners of Bayer’s Real Yield Sweepstakes at #Classic17

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Uncategorized

LibertyLink Real Yield grand prize winner Gary Tretter (center) with November cotton winner Andy Carthel and November soybean winner Mark Hardy

Last year was the second year for the LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes, which gave away 200 acres of LiberyLink soybeans or cotton to two growers each month. The grand prize winner for the year was Gary Tretter from Illinois, who received the 500 acre grand prize and a trip to Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week, along with the other monthly winners.

“This was our second year with [LibertyLink soybeans]. We had 650 acres of double crop the year before last and then we were 100 percent soybeans last year with LibertyLink and they were great. We’ve been with the Roundup system for years and the LibertyLink fixed the problem we had with resistant weeds,” Tretter touted.

Gary Tretter of Murphysboro, Illinois is the December winner of the LibertyLink® system for soybeans. He grows soybeans and wheat on his 4,000-acre farm, primarily focusing on soy with no-till farming. Gary entered the Real Yield Sweepstakes at the Bayer booth during Farm Progress Show and is very excited to win more LibertyLink enabled soybeans for this year’s crop. He switched to LibertyLink in 2015 and has since seen great weed control against waterhemp and marestail.

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