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    Credenz® soybeans are designed using smart genetics. This means our state-of-the-art breeding advances the highest potential germplasm at each step of the breeding process to provide tailored varieties to fit any field conditions.

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    Benefits of Credenz
    Smart genetics designed to fit grower production preferences, field conditions, and disease and pest issues
    LibertyLink® or glyphosate-tolerant traits
    An excellent disease package for healthier plants and high performing yields

    Credenz® offers a choice in top weed control traits to protect your yield potential. This means our state-of-the-art breeding advances the highest potential germplasm at each step of the breeding process to provide tailored varieties to fit any field conditions. This smart attention to detail, coupled with a dedication to ongoing innovation, makes Credenz soybeans the smarter choice for your fields.

    Better Yield Begins with a Tailored Variety Selection

    Choosing the right soybean varieties for your farm is critical to your success. Characteristics to consider in selecting your soybean varieties include maturity, trait package, yield potential, standability, disease and pest resistance. Read on to learn more about how to select the best Credenz® variety for your fields.

    1. Crop Data: Evaluate your field data and make note of what worked and what didn’t in the previous year. Review company and third-party yield trials.
    2. Growing Season: Different varieties perform best in different growing seasons. Determine if you tend to have wet springs, short summers or many hot days.
    3. Pest Pressures: Choose traits and defensive packages that address the issues unique to your fields. Factor in the challenges weeds, fungi or insects have caused in your area.

    Smart Genetics

    Credenz® soybeans are designed using smart genetics. Smart genetics works to deliver the most advanced soybean variety choices so you have the strongest foundation available today for any and every field condition your soybeans will face. Smart genetics is the key that helps you unlock the potential of your soybean fields and builds a stronger future.

    Why are Credenz soybeans the right fit for your field?

    • Because you can tackle tough weeds with new herbicide strategies. Credenz soybeans contain one of two different traits for two different modes of action.
    • Because you can manage weeds in multiple scenarios with multiple maturities. Credenz soybeans are bred to thrive in diverse field types and are available in your choice of either LibertyLink® or Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® varieties. 
    • Because you can find the defensive package to fit your fields. Credenz varieties offer tolerance to several pests, including frogeye leaf spot, Sudden Death Syndrome, southern stem canker, Phytophthora root rot, southern root-knot nematode, iron chlorosis, chloride sensitivity, Sclerotinia white mold, brown stem rot and soybean cyst nematode. 
    • Because Credenz defense packages can be coupled with our best-in-class SeedGrowth™ seed treatments for early-season protection from pathogens and diseases so your crops are protected as soon as they are planted.

    Maximize Soybean Yield

    University research shows that you can increase soybean yields significantly through variety selection and proactive crop management. We can help. From planting to harvest, BASF Credenz® soybean products take you through four critical steps to maximize yield and profitability – Plan, Prepare, Protect and Succeed. Here’s how you can unlock the potential of your soybean fields.

    At the heart of every successful season is a well-laid plan. We offer a wide range of Credenz varieties made with smart genetics providing you with state-of-the-art breeding, varieties tailored to your field conditions and herbicide-tolerant traits along with ongoing innovative advancements to help you PLAN the most well-equipped foundation for whatever comes your way this season.

    Thousands of factors can jeopardize the establishment and emergence of healthy, young soybean plants. In addition to our varieties’ built-in defense packages, BASF SeedGrowth™ seed treatments offer the best-in-class protection to PREPARE your crop for a strong early season.

    You never know what weather conditions you’ll face, so controlling the other conditions surrounding your crop as much as possible is vital. We help PROTECT crops against diseases, insects and weeds so they aren’t robbed of nutrients and yield potential.

    A healthy crop is the result of many critical decisions and inputs. We help you deliver the best for your fields every step of the way, ensuring smarter soybean production to help you SUCCEED.

    You can count on our team during the 2018 growing season to help you unlock the full potential of your fields with the right tool, management practices and support – all backed by BASF.


    Your Plan Begins with the Right Variety Selection

    The first critical step is choosing the right soybean varieties for your farm. Characteristics to consider in selecting your soybean varieties include maturity, trait package, yield potential, standability and disease and pest resistance.

    Here are some helpful tips as you begin the process of choosing your varieties
    for the upcoming crop year:

    • Evaluate your fields and make note of what worked and what didn’t in the previous year
    • Review company and third-party yield trials
    • Be sure the varieties you select fit well with your cultural practices
    • Choose traits and defensive packages that address the issues unique to your fields
    • Factor in the challenges missed weeds may have caused in your fields

    Consider the weed pressures you encountered last season. Evaluate whether missed weeds last season may be herbicide-resistant and try a new strategy like the LibertyLink® system to treat those missed or resistant weeds in the upcoming season.

    Get Real Yields with the LibertyLink® System

    The LibertyLink® system combines the high-performing LibertyLink trait with the power of Liberty® herbicide for PROVEN excellent yield performance, superior weed control, application convenience and peace of mind.

    LibertyLink Advantages

    • High-performing genetics, protected by superior weed control to reduce drain on yield.
    • The ONLY working nonselective herbicide effective on tough-to-control and resistant grasses and broadleaf weeds.*
    • No known resistance in soybean crops.
    • Unique site of action (Group 10), unlike any other active ingredient on the market.*
    • Superior performance on PPO-resistant weeds compared to dicamba.
    • Low-risk and nonvolatile chemistry with no buffer restrictions, less risk of off-target movement, rainfast in four hours and proven crop safety with over 100 compatible tankmix partners.

    *The active ingredient in Liberty is a Group 10 herbicide, which is the only broad-spectrum herbicide that effectively controls grasses and broadleaf weeds, and it has no known resistance in U.S. broadacre crops.


    Prepare for a Strong Season

    Make the most of your soybean seed investment by preparing your seeds for strong early-season growth. Research shows growers can enhance seed emergence and vigor through the use of seed treatments.

    In fact, soybean seed treatment has risen during the last several years as growers see how effective seed treatments can be in controlling early yield threats, resulting in a healthier, more vigorous crop and increased profit potential. When the proper seed treatments are used, soybeans may be less susceptible to costly pests such as insects, nematodes like Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), and diseases like Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), Rhizoctonia seedling disease and more.


    Protect Your Soybean Plants All Season

    Getting your soybean crop off to a good start with the right varieties and seed treatments is just part of a successful soybean management strategy. Weeds, insects and diseases can all develop and challenge your yield potential.

    Weed Control

    Weeds compete vigorously with soybeans because they germinate and emerge at the same time and seek the same nutrients, sunlight and water. Weed control must occur within three or four weeks after emergence to prevent yield losses from early weeds.

    Disease Control

    Frogeye leaf spot, Asian soybean rust, white mold and brown spot cumulatively can steal 80 million bushels each year nationwide.*

    Pest Control

    Damaging pests such as bean leaf beetles, stink bugs, soybean aphids and worms pose another risk to your yield while green stem syndrome, often associated with these pests, can reduce yield by causing pods to abort and then clog your combine at harvest.

    To maximize yield potential, protect your soybean plants all season long. Our products help you stay one step ahead of the rapidly changing pest environment by implementing an overall Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach.

    * “Estimates of Soybean Yield Reductions Caused by Diseases in the United States,” United Soybean Board.


    The soybean weed control landscape is changing as growers recognize the yield-reducing effect both tough-to-control and resistant weeds have on their crops. Since 2015, glyphosate-resistant acreage expanded by 13 million acres, with total infested acreage in the U.S. reported at 104 million acres.* As herbicide resistance continues to increase, it’s even more important for growers to steward the remaining effective chemistries.

    Liberty® herbicide provides 98% control of a broad spectrum of grasses and broadleaf weeds, making it an excellent tool for combating those tough-to-control and resistant weeds including driver weeds like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and marestail. Use the S.T.O.P. Weeds with Liberty application guidelines for maximum control.

    *As reported by Stratus Ag Research, Glyphosate Resistance Tracking: USA 2016.

    Liberty® Advantages

    ·        The ONLY working nonselective herbicide that is effective on tough-to-control and resistant broadleaf weeds and grasses

    ·        Unique site of action (Group 10), unlike any other active ingredient on the market*

    ·        No known resistance in row crops

    ·        Superior performance on PPO-resistant weeds compared to dicamba

    ·        No buffer restrictions

    ·        Less risk of off-target movement

    ·        Rainfast in four hours

    ·        Proven crop-safe with over 100 compatible tankmix partners

    *The active ingredient in Liberty is a Group 10 herbicide, which is the only broad-spectrum herbicide that effectively controls grasses and broadleaf weeds, and it has no known resistance in U.S. broadacre crops.


    A Smarter Breed of Soybean – Now and in the Future

    Helping your operations SUCCEED is at the heart of soybean portfolio from BASF.

    Our worldwide team brings expertise in seed breeding, traits and crop protection to improve and expand our soybean portfolio. Together, these ongoing innovations will allow us to deliver the right genetic characteristics and superior protection for a smarter soybean to ensure higher profitability. Through our agronomic experts, technologies and products, BASF is here to meet the evolving needs of our growers and their communities for today and tomorrow.

    Ongoing Advancement and Innovation

    Seed Breeding

    Credenz® with smart genetics is more than just a soybean seed – it’s the start of integrating the best soybean technologies and tailored characteristics to set a sound foundation for your soybean fields today and to help revolutionize U.S. soybean production for many years to come.

    Our best-in-class soybean breeding program leverages a wide variety of techniques to build better Credenz soybeans through molecular-assisted breeding, computational biology, genetic modification, traditional breeding and field testing.

    Herbicide-Tolerant Traits

    We are constantly searching for new ways to combat tough weeds and pests so that growers are able to produce more plentiful harvests. As part of that mission, we are working with partners to deliver the best biotechnologies science has to offer, including a new soybean-stacked trait. 

    Balance GT

    The Balance™ GT Soybean Performance System* will combine industry-leading elite genetics and a double herbicide-tolerant trait stack which will feature tolerance to both glyphosate and Balance® Bean.

    Advantages of Balance GT

    • Developed using high-yielding, elite germplasm and demonstrated superior performance
    • Will feature tolerance to both Balance Bean and glyphosate herbicides and can be used in burndown or pre-emergent applications
    • Will provide long-lasting residual control with reactivation technology

    Balance GT Featuring LibertyLink® Technology

    The Balance™ GTLL* Soybean Performance System will couple high-yielding, elite genetics with three sites of herbicide action for broad-spectrum weed control. Balance GTLL soybeans will feature tolerance to glyphosate, Balance Bean and Liberty® herbicides.

    *Balance Bean is not yet registered for sale or use in the United States. Balance GTLL has not received all needed regulatory approvals. Components of the technology described here have not yet received regulatory approvals; approvals are pending. The information presented here is for educational use only and is not an offer for sale.

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    Variety Selector Tool

    BASF Variety Selector Tool Maximize success with the right seed variety for your field.