David Thompson, National Marketing and Sales Director
Stine Seed Company
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stine Seed Company Signs Up as Licensee for Balance™ GT System
ADEL, IOWA — Stine Seed Company is pleased to announce it has signed on as a licensee in preparation to offer the Balance™ GT Soybean Performance System once all necessary regulatory approvals are completed. 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.
“We recognize the need for an additional soybean seed-herbicide trait platform to meet our customers’ needs,” says Myron Stine, president of Stine Seed Company. “Balance™ GT truly represents a unique solution that we believe will add value to our customers’ operations, and we are excited to be partnering with MS Technologies™ and Bayer to deliver this new technology to soybean growers.”
As a licensee for the Balance™ GT Soybean Performance System, Stine will be able to deliver their customers a platform that will offer not only yield improvements but also simple and effective weed management along with long-lasting, residual control.
“This is exciting news for Balance™ GT,” says Lindsey Seitz, brand manager for MS Technologies™." With Stine as a licensee, we’re confident soybean growers will enjoy convenient access to this new soybean technology.”
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.
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.