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.