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Dow and ADM strike deal to offer Enlist E3 soybeans

Farmers will have access to Enlist E3™ soybeans for 2018 planting through an agreement between Dow AgroSciences and ADM.

The companies announced a collaboration featuring a comprehensive closed-loop system Wednesday. This system is designed to provide growers access to Enlist E3 soybeans.

Pat Duncanson grows soybeans in Minnesota. Duncanson has used the Enlist weed control system on his farm.

“This weed control technology is greatly needed in our area. We need effective options to control weeds that are threatening to cut yield and profit potential in our fields,” Duncanson says.

Enlist global leader Joe Vertin emphasizes the importance of putting farmers first and providing access to new technologies.

“U.S. farmers need access to the newest technologies to boost their productivity. When these solutions are available and fully approved in the United States, we want to bring them to farmers as quickly as possible.”

Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to applications of 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate, giving farmers multiple herbicide modes of action postemergence.

The Dow AgroSciences program requires participating farmers to adhere to a comprehensive, robust set of protocols. These protocols are designed to ensure the soybeans reach specific ADM facilities, which will process them for use in North American markets only.

Dow AgroSciences continues to pursue additional import approvals for Enlist E3 soybeans.