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Corteva Agriscience looks to expand herbicide tolerant crops

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The 2019 growing season will soon be upon us. An agricultural company looks forward to helping growers manage tough to control weeds. The company also hopes to expand its herbicide tolerant crops.

AUDIO: Shawna Hubbard, Corteva Agriscience

The Enlist Weed Control System, offered by Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, offers growers control over glyphosate resistant weeds. Shawna Hubbard, herbicide product manager for Corteva Agriscience, says the company is “excited for continued growth from Enlist in all three crops.”

“As we look at 2019 – in preparing, hopefully, for full commercialization of E3 soybeans – there’s a couple things we’re focused on,” Hubbard said. “One is increasing E3 soybean production so we have more soybeans available. Second, increasing our genetic lines so we have a broad range of maturities available. Third, the education and training through Enlist Ahead so we help folks think through how to best incorporate a new trait technology onto their farms and maximize their return on investment when they plant Enlist crops and spray Enlist herbicides.”

The Enlist Weed Control System encompasses corn, cotton and soybean traits and herbicides based on 2,4-D choline. It also features a management resource, focused on education and stewardship. Hubbard says the system provides better control over tough weeds.

“We knew bringing a new system, a new option for growers to fight glyphosate resistant weeds that we had to have a herbicide that has better handling characteristics and stays on target,” Hubbard said. “The 2,4-D choline in Enlist herbicides, with Colex D technology, has near zero volatility and reduced potential for physical drift.”

Hubbard says the educational standpoint is crucial in order for this system to be effective. She talks about how Enlist Ahead fits into the system and how it helps producers obtain the most bang for their buck.

“Enlist Ahead has been a key pillar for us since 2012, before any of the system was commercial. We wanted to focus on (the) sustainability of this system,” Hubbard said. “It’s important, when we have new tools, to use them correctly so that they stay effective for a long time. In Enlist Ahead, we focus on weed resistance management and staying on target when we spray. We do that through in-field demonstrations, classroom trainings, online modules, field teams and other resources.”

For more information about the Enlist Weed Control System, visit www.enlist.com.