Bayer to expand Credenz soybeans across US
Bayer CropScience is to expand its Credenz soybean seed brand across the US for the 2016 season. It will offer more than 55 genetically modified soybean varieties with tolerance to the herbicides, glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium, across seven maturity groups. The company debuted the global brand last year and introduced 12 varieties suited to the southern US this year. Bayer aims to further expand the range to include the glyphosate- and isoxaflutole-tolerant Balance GT line, which has been co-developed with US biotechnology company M S Technologies (West Point, Iowa). It was deregulated by the USDA in 2013. The company also plans to introduce a Balance GT/LibertyLink soybean line with tolerance to isoxaflutole, glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium.