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Northern Seed Extra: Twenty of Golden Harvest’s 66 new 2020 varieties have the new GT27 trait.

September 20, 2019

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NEW TRAIT: The new GT27 soybeans are tolerant to both glyphosate and Liberty-brand herbicides. Getty Images

Golden Harvest is expanding its trait technology platform offerings with the addition of LibertyLink GT27. The LibertyLink GT27 soybean trait provides glyphosate and Liberty herbicide tolerance.

The trait is present in 20 of Golden Harvest's 66 new soybean varieties for 2020.

The company also has new Enlist E3 soybeans and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in its 2020 lineup. The Enlist E3 soybean trait was approved earlier this year for broad commercial planting in 2020.

"Golden Harvest is committed to providing farmers the highest-yielding genetics along with their choice of the industry's leading trait technologies," says Travis Kriegshauser, strategic marketing manager for Golden Harvest soybeans. "We realize farmers require products tailored for their unique field challenges, so we equip them with defensive and offensive trait options to maximize stable yield performance." 

The 66 new Golden Harvest varieties range in relative maturity from 0.06 to 5.1.

Thirty one of the varieties include the new Enlist E3 trait technology with three modes of action, offering tolerance to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate.

Four varieties offer Sulfonyl-Urea Tolerant Soybeans (STS) herbicide tolerance and may increase tolerance to ALS-inhibitors, allowing higher application rates on select herbicides.

Two varieties have STS herbicide tolerance.

Fifteen varieties include Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait technology.

"Since our proprietary soybean breeding program is the longest-running in the U.S. with 50 years of extensive soybean breeding, field testing and disease screening, it's no surprise our soybeans are the best in the business,” he says. “Golden Harvest not only offers farmers the highest-yielding genetics on the market today, but we are also the industry's leading provider of herbicide trait choice.”

Golden Harvest soybeans had 17 first place results, 41 Top 3 finishes and 131 Top 10 varieties in the 2018 Farmers' Independent Research of Seed Technologies trials, according to Kriegshauser.

Source: Golden Harvest, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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