Bayer CropScience LibertyLink System Fights Resistant Weeds

The following program is brought to you by the LibertyLink trait and Liberty herbicide from Bayer.

Malone Rosemond, Sr. Tech service rep for the Atlantic district, for Bayer CropScience, describes the biggest weed issues growers are facing today:

“In our part of the world, here in North and South Carolina, we are seeing a lot of glyphosate resistant weeds popping up in cotton and soybeans. Those are primarily Palmer pigweed and mare’s tail, among others. But those two had the most amount of impact on today’s growers.”

Rosemond explains that Bayer offers a solution to resistant weed control:

“We have a line of soybeans, corn and cotton called LibertyLink . It is tolerant to our Liberty herbicide, a broad spectrum herbicide that does control both palmer pigweed and mare’s tail very effectively.”

Rosemond describes the changes that using the LibertyLink system have made for producers using the system:

“It has made significant changes with the efforts of Bayer CropScience and LibertyLink as well as university extension folks trying to manage this resistance by suggesting that they start clean and use a pre-emergent herbicide and other herbicides that control the weeds and provide higher yields. In our cotton line, Fibermax and Stoneville varieties are both high yielding and resistant to over the top applications of Liberty, and providing growers with opportunities to control those weeds very readily and affordably.”

And, according to Rosemond, Liberty Link stands above the competition:

“LibertyLink and Liberty herbicide is the only alternative to glyphosate for over the top post emergent application. We have very good activity on palmer pigweed and mare’s tail and other weeds when you use it according to the label, paying close attention to weed size and coverage. With a pre-emergent herbicide and Liberty, growers can manage their weed problem and have high yields.”

Rosemond explains the LibertyLink LinkUp offer, and how it works:

“It’s a program that started in September where growers can meet with their retailers and seed companies to forecast their need for LibertyLink seeds as well as Liberty Herbicide. We are trying to match up the amount of seed they will plant with the amount of herbicide that will need to be available for that grower.”

Results are in. year after year, LibertyLink growers reveal that they are extremely satisfied with their high-yielding varieties and the powerful weed control of Liberty Herbicide. Brought to you by the LibertyLink trait and Liberty herbicide from Bayer. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.