Soybean growers have a new seed option available for the 2021 growing season

BASF, MS Technologies partner for Enlist E3 soybean portfolio

BASF will distribute a new lineup of Enlist E3 soybeans for the 2021 growing season. 

Xitavo Brand soybean seed with Enlist E3 technology – owned by MS Technologies – will be distributed exclusively by BASF. The two companies are combining to help growers manage the growing challenge of herbicide-resistant weeds. 

Xitavo soybean seed includes the Enlist E3 triple-stack herbicide tolerant trait. Enlist E3 soybeans provide tolerance to Liberty herbicide; new 2,4-D choline; and glyphosate. With the ability to use these three herbicides, soybean growers can employ multiple modes of action against their most troublesome weeds. Xitavo will be available in 19 varieties covering relative maturity groups 0.1 to 4.6. With this new seed, soybean growers have more choice and flexibility in selecting herbicide tolerance traits, genetics, BASF seed treatments, and crop protection solutions.  

“Success for growers starts with good seed,” says Doug Little, BASF soybean seed marketing manager. “BASF is expanding its soybean seed portfolio to offer growers the options they need and the flexibility they want.”

MS Technologies was founded in West Point, Iowa, in 2004 and has had several collaborative projects with BASF, including Liberty Link and GT 27 soybean variety development. 

“At MS Technologies, we’re committed to providing leading solutions and better choices for soybean growers,” says Joe Merschman, president of MS Technologies. “We know that higher yields are always top of mind for growers, and we’re excited to collaborate with BASF to bring this new technology to market to help growers get the most out of every acre.”

The companies say that MS Technologies’ variety development fits well with BASF’s portfolio of seed treatment and crop protection products. 

Growers interested in learning about Xitavo soybean seed varieties are encouraged to talk to their local BASF seed adviser or authorized BASF seed retailer for more information.

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