Bayer Seed Supply Plentiful for 2013 Crop Selection

Eric Peters is product manager for soybean herbicides for Bayer CropScience, he discusses the availability of herbicides for the LibertyLink system:

“It has seen a good increase in demand here in the last few years because that system offers many benefits. One benefit is a high performing system overall that gives you the opportunity to manage weeds with Liberty herbicide. Even if you don’t have resistant weeds you have the ability to change up your mode of action so you can try to prevent future weed issues. Demand for Liberty has increased and we have increased our supply of Liberty over the past few years so it will be available. In addition, Bayer is investing so we have more availability of Liberty herbicide in the future as we anticipate the demand will continue to grow.”

Peters offers these suggestions for growers using the Liberty system to ensure they have the herbicides they need for the coming year:

“As soon as they book their LibertyLink seed, growers should see their crop protection retailer and make sure they know your number of acres with LibertyLink crops and need Liberty herbicide to spray on those crops. Bayer has the LinkUp system so the retailer can have a place to put that forecasted need and that will help the channel better understand where the Liberty is to supply the acres.”

In addition to an effective tool, Peters feels Bayer CropScience is working to make the LibertyLink system a viable long term system for growers:

“The LibertyLink system is a high performing system that growers are happy with as the reuse intentions are high. As more people try it, the system will continue to be in demand and Bayer is investing to make sure there is enough supply of the herbicide for the coming years.” 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.