THE LIBERTYLINK TRAITIN SOYBEANS
Liberty herbicide with the LibertyLink traitprovides the most reliable weed managementsolution available.
LibertyLink varieties are high-yielding, with noyield drag or lag.
LibertyLink varieties have built-in toleranceto Liberty herbicide, providing excellentcrop saety.
Liberty is a nonselective contact herbicide thatprovides postemergence control o broadleaand grass weeds, including weeds resistant toglyphosate and multiple herbicide classes.
Liberty has a unique mode o action(Group 10) that oers a nonselective choiceor Integrated Weed Management plans.
WHERE YOU CAN FINDLIBERTYLINK SOYBEANS
Bayer CropScience has broadly licensedthe LibertyLink trait to combine high-yieldinggenetics with the powerul, nonselective,postemergence weed control o Liberty.
LibertyLink soybeans are marketed by morethan 100 seed companies, including HBK Seed.
Reer to www.LinkUp.BayerCropScience.usor more inormation.Bayer CropScience continues to collaborate withleading soybean breeding programs to develophigh-yielding LibertyLink soybean varieties orgrowers in the United States and Canada. Varietiesdeveloped are widely adapted and demonstrateyield and agronomic perormance as good as orbetter than the best available commercial checks.
APPLICATION INFORMATION & BESTWEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Weed resistance is a serious threat to row cropproduction. Intensive management is required toavoid or manage weed resistance, especiallywith driver weeds such as Palmer amaranth.Use all practical means to avoid any escapedweeds going to seed in or around elds. Robustherbicide rates, multiple modes o action andoverlapping soil-applied residual herbicidesrom burndown through canopy closure areimportant practices.Proper stewardship o Liberty herbicide isnecessary to ensure the long-term sustainabilityo LibertyLink technology and to prevent thedevelopment o weeds resistant to Liberty.Rotating crops, traits and modes o action allowsor diversity within a herbicide program and sus-tains the longevity o any given herbicide chemis-try. Use cultural, mechanical and chemical weedcontrol methods as necessary to ensure weedsdo not produce viable seed and to prevent weedescapes rom going to seed and depositing in theseed bank. Multiple practices to manage or delayherbicide resistance are essential as no singlestrategy is totally eective.
1. Start Clean.
Start with a clean, weed-ree eldby using an eective burndown application orconventional tillage.
2. Stay Clean.
Use an Overlapping ResidualWeed Control Program. Be aggressive with earlyseason weed management to avoid yield lossand weed escapes. Residual herbicides appliedat burndown, pre-emergence and/or tankmixedin the rst post application help ensure optimalweed management, particularly i environmentalconditions delay timely post applications. Applya broad-spectrum, pre-emergence or pre-plantincorporated residual herbicide such as: Authority Assist (2*, 14), Authority First (2, 14),Enlite
(2, 14), Envive
(2, 14), metolachlor (15),metribuzin (5), Prex (14, 15), Sonic (2), Valor (14), Valor XLT (2, 14) or Warrant (15). Considerexpected weed species and populations aswell as environmental variables in the areawhen selecting a residual herbicide.
3. Scenario One — Residual UsedPre-emergence, PPI or At Planting:
a. Apply Liberty at 29 f oz/A over the top oLibertyLink soybeans rom emergence to 14days ater crop emergence or when weedsare no more than 3 inches to 4 inches tall.b. Apply Liberty at 29 f oz/A on an as-neededbasis ollowing the rst application at 29 f oz/A.
4. Scenario Two — Environmental ConditionsPrevent Timely Application:
a. I environmental conditions prevent timelyLiberty application, a single application oup to 36 f oz/A may be made.b. I 36 f oz/A is used or the rst application,a second application o 29 f oz/A shouldbe made 10 days ater the rst application.Increase water and shorten interval betweenpost applications i canopy is heavy.
Ammonium sulate (AMS) can beused at a rate o 1.5 lb/A to 3 lb/A. Rates aredependent on temperature and potential orlea burn.
6. Maximum Seasonal Use:
Up to 65 f oz/A o Liberty can be applied on soybeans pergrowing season.
7. Additional Use Directions:
a. Make all Liberty applications 70 days beoresoybean harvest.b. Make all Liberty applications beore soybeansbegin to bloom. Consult state Extensionservice or additional inormation onprebloom period or soybeans in a state.c. Maximum single application use rate:36 f oz/A.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LIBERTYLINK SOYBEANS
Weed Control Program
1st Post Application(Emergence to 14 days)2nd Post Application
Residual pre-emergence,PPI or at plantingLiberty at 29 f oz/A plus residual herbicideI needed, Liberty at29 f oz/A
Environmental conditionsprevent timely applicationLiberty at 36 f oz/A plus residual herbicideLiberty at 29 f oz/A applied 10 days aterthe rst application
TANKMIX PARTNERS FOR LIBERTY ON LIBERTYLINK SOYBEANS
GT (2)metolachlor (15)OpTill
(1)Prex (14, 15)Pursuit
XP (2)Ultra Blazer
*Numbers in parentheses denote herbicide MOA as designated bythe Weed Science Society o America.
*Numbers in parentheses denote herbicide MOA as designated by the Weed Science Society o America.