2018 Yield Comparisons of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybean Products to Liberty Link® Soybean Products – Missouri

Trial Objective

  • Weed control in soybean continues to be a challenge as difficult-to-control and herbicide-resistant weed populations continue to develop.
  • The objective of this study was to compare the yields of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybean products to competitor LibertyLink® soybean products.

Research Site Details

  • Herbicide programs specific to each location were used to create trials with minimal weed pressure. All plots at each location received the same herbicide treatments.
  • Trials were small plots with three replications at each site.
  • Each treatment was two rows (30-inch rows) wide and 15 feet long.

Understanding the Results

  • For the mid and late maturity groups, strong performance of the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybean products was observed when compared to the LibertyLink® soybean products.

What Does This Mean For Your Farm?

  • Based on this trial the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System was shown to provide improved yield potential and weed management.