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  • By Lynda Kiernan-Stone, Global AgInvesting Media

Bayer CropScience Announces 2016 National Availability of Credenz Soybean Seed

Bayer CropScience has announced the national availability of its Credenz soybean seed for the 2016 growing season with offerings in the majority of U.S. growing regions.

“Credenz is now available for soybean growers on a national scale, with characteristics to perform in a variety of soil types and relative maturities, offering growers a customizable platform tailored to meet a wide range of individual production preferences,” said Allen Gent, Director, U.S. Soybean Seed Operations, Bayer CropScience in a company press release.

Piloted last year, Credenz is Bayer CropScience’s first global soybean seed brand. It offers glyphosate-tolerant traits in 55 high-performing varieties tailored to different growing conditions and farmers’ individual needs through maturity groups 0 through 7. The seeds are bred to produce in diverse field types and are available with the LibertyLink trait, which includes the ability of Liberty herbicide for excellent weed control. The seeds also come packaged with that feature defensive traits against frogeye leaf spot, Sudden Death Syndrome, southern stem canker, Pytophthora root rot, southern root-knot nematode, iron chlorosis, chloride sensitivity, Sclerotinia white mold, brown stem rot, and soybean cyst nematode.

Bayer CropScience is currently working on seed breeding projects that will expand farmers’ arsenal against weeds, nematodes, pests, and diseases and will increase crop efficiency. The company has several new soybean traits in the pipeline to be offered in the next five years and beyond. The first two to come pending all regulatory approvals, will be Balance GT which provides tolerance to glyphosate, and Balance Bean herbicide, and Balance/GT/LibertyLink, which provides tolerance to glyphosate, Balance Bean, and Liberty herbicide.

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