Xitavo™ Soybean Seed Kicks Off 2022 Yield Trials as a Top Performer

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., November 14, 2022 – Xitavo™ soybean seed takes home over a dozen first-place finishes as the first rounds of yield trial results  start to roll in. Xitavo soybean seed is owned by M.S. Technologies and exclusively  distributed by BASF. 

So far this year, Xitavo has snagged 12 first place finishes, 118 top 10 finishes and  240 top 30 finishes in the Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) trials. FIRST provides unbiased comparisons of soybean varieties with a  mission of improving yield and profitability for American farmers. In the last two years,  17 Xitavo soybean seed varieties have placed first 26 times in the FIRST trials.  

For the second year in a row, Xitavo soybean seed also performed exceptionally well  in the WinField United Answer Plot® testing program. This program collects valuable  data across multiple geographies to help increase productivity and profitability for  farmers. 

Over the last two years, 13 Xitavo varieties were defined as National Performers by  WinField. In 2022, five varieties were designated as a National Performer. In total,  Xitavo had 11 varieties place in the top five nationally in RM tests 0.0-4.4.

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“Xitavo is only a two-year-old brand and already getting the attention of soybean  growers,” said Marc Hoobler, U.S. soybean agronomy lead for BASF. “We want  growers to know we have their backs and help them feel confident in their decision to  plant Xitavo brand soybeans.” 

The chart below highlights several of the varieties that WinField ranked as National  Performers and Regional Winners. 

RM Test  Xitavo variety  National  East  East Central  West  West Central  North
0.0  XO 0311E  #3  not tested  not tested  not tested  not tested  #3
0.4  XO 0602E  #4  not tested  #1  not tested  #5  #9
0.8  XO 0993E  #3  not tested  #17  not tested  #1  #3
1.2  XO 1372E  #1  not tested  #2  not tested  #1  #1
1.6  XO 1632E  #4  #14  #2  not tested  #7  not tested
2.0  XO 2181E  #5  #17  #8  #11  #6  not tested
2.4  XO 2501E  #4  #12  #3  #4  #6  not tested
2.8  XO 2832E  #5  #5  #1  #14  #17  not tested
3.2  XO 3341E  #3  #16  #4  #6  #1  not tested
3.6  XO 3861E  #1  #15  #1  not tested  #12  not tested
4.0  XO 4132E  #9  #10  #6  not tested  #11  not tested
4.4  XO 4522E  #3  not tested  #2  not tested  #15  not tested


National Performer
Regional Winner


“As good as these varieties are, they get even better with the proper placement  knowledge,” Hoobler said. “BASF wants to earn the trust of growers and prove our  performance on their farms. Once we help a grower select the right variety, we can  help them manage the variety for optimal performance with recommendations like  tillage, planting rate and row spacing, as well as seed treatment or crop protection  recommendations.” 

For the 2023 season, Xitavo is offering 10 new soybean varieties. With these  additions, the Xitavo seed portfolio includes a total of 39 varieties covering relative  maturities 0.1 to 4.7. All new varieties feature Enlist E3® technology to combat difficult  weeds and will be available for the 2023 growing season.  

Xitavo is designed with the understanding that a high-performing crop starts with the  seed. Enlist E3 soybeans offer growers an advanced herbicide-tolerant trait  technology with maximum flexibility and convenience.

For more information about these high-yielding varieties, visit xitavosoybeanseed.com or contact your local BASF Authorized Retailer. 

Always read and follow label directions. XITAVO is a trademark of M.S. Technologies,  L.L.C., West Point, IA. Enlist, Enlist E3 and the Enlist logo are registered trademarks of  Corteva Agriscience. The transgenic event in Enlist E3 soybeans is jointly developed and  owned by Corteva Agriscience and M.S. Technologies, L.L.C. Ⓒ 2022 BASF Corporation. All  rights reserved. 

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About BASF 

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