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Companies Sign on as Licensees for Balance™ GT Soybean Performance System

WEST POINT, IOWA — MS Technologies is pleased to announce that more than 45 seed companies have signed on as licensees in preparation to offer the Balance GT Soybean Performance System once all necessary regulatory approvals are completed, and that number continues to grow. The Balance GT Soybean Performance System will benefit soybean growers by providing high-yielding, elite genetics coupled with a double herbicide-tolerant trait stack, protecting against a wide range of broadleaf weeds and grasses.

“This is exciting news for Balance GT,” says Lindsey Seitz, brand manager for MS Technologies. “With more than 45 licensees already on board and more expressing interest, we’re confident soybean growers will enjoy convenient access to this new soybean technology.”    

MS Technologies will announce licensees in the coming weeks and encourages those interested to follow or “like” Balance GT’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to stay up to date on licensee announcements. 

By offering the Balance GT Soybean Performance System, licensees will provide customers with a platform that will deliver not only yield improvements but also simple and effective weed management with long-lasting, residual control. While Balance GT soybeans have received all necessary import approvals, the Balance GT Soybean Performance System will not be commercially available for the 2017 season, as all required regulatory approvals have not yet been received for Balance® Bean herbicide.

Balance GT marks the second collaboration for MS Technologies and Bayer, which brought growers the LibertyLink® system in 2009. Balance GT will be broadly licensed throughout North America and will provide a strong alternative to current weed management options. In upcoming years, Balance GT is expected to evolve into a triple-stacked herbicide-tolerant soybean, Balance GTLL, providing tolerance to glyphosate, Balance® Bean and Liberty® herbicides.

About MS Technologies™

MS Technologies LLC is a leading trait, technology and soybean genetics provider. MS Technologies features a portfolio of in-house traits, as well as wide access to other traits and technologies through collaborative agreements with other parties. For more information on MS Technologies, visit our website.