Crop Biotech Update

LibertyLink® GT27™ Soybeans Commercialized in the U.S.

July 11, 2018

The U.S. commercial launch of LibertyLink® GT27™ (Event FG72 x LL55) soybeans has been announced by MS Technologies™ and Bayer. The new LibertyLink® GT27™ trait stack will benefit soybean growers by being the first to market combining tolerance to Liberty® (glufosinate-ammonium), glyphosate, and a new HPPD mode of action herbicide for soybeans, pending EPA approval. The new HPPDi (Group 27) herbicide under development will be the first of its kind available for use in soybeans. There are no HPPDi herbicides approved for use on soybeans.

LibertyLink® GT27™ soybeans have received all of the required import approvals to advance to commercialization in 2019 and will be broadly licensed throughout North America. Currently, over 100 seed companies have signed on to offer LibertyLink® GT27™ soybeans in their brands in 2019.

"The commercialization of LibertyLink® GT27™ soybeans is a great milestone for us in our continuous efforts to offer soybean growers more effective weed management solutions," said Rick Turner, Head of Seeds for Bayer.

For more information, read the news release from MS Technologies™.