How Prevalent are Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans?

FBN Analytics Seed Selection

We’re asking this and other questions about the traited corn and soybean seed many farmers plant, and based on aggregated and anonymized farmer-contributed data from the FBN network.

We analyzed several common soybean trait packages in the FBN dataset to determine how prevalent the dicamba-tolerant trait has become over time, and where use of the trait is most common:

  • Conventional—no genetically modified traits
  • Glufosinate tolerance—herbicide-tolerance trait (LibertyLink®)
  • Glyphosate tolerance—herbicide-tolerance trait (Roundup Ready®)
  • Glyphosate tolerance—herbicide-tolerance trait (Genuity® Roundup Ready® 2 Yield®, abbreviated below as RR2Y)
  • Glyphosate tolerance plus dicamba tolerance—herbicide-tolerance traits (Genuity® Roundup Ready® 2 Xtend®, abbreviated below as RR2X).

Where are farmers planting Dicamba-tolerant soybeans?

The maps below show the percentage of data-contributing FBN soybean acres planted with RR2Y and RR2X in 2018.

Percent of RR2X and RR2Y Soybean Acres in FBN in 2018

 Dicamba-Tolerant Soybean acres in the FBN networkHave farmers been planting more Dicamba-tolerant soybeans?

Yes! Since their commercial launch in 2016, Roundup Ready® 2 Xtend® soybeans have quickly grown market share to more than 55 percent of the soybean acres in the FBN network. They have mainly replaced acres previously planted with the Genuity® Roundup Ready® 2 Yield® trait. We have also seen LibertyLink® gain market share during the past several years.

Market Share of Soybean Traits Over Time in FBN

1000x1000_market-share-dicamba-soybeansWe’re looking closely at other trends in traited corn and soybeans, so keep an eye out for our next stories here.


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