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New tool helps combat glyphosate resistant weeds

Weed management becomes increasingly challenging as weeds build resistance to glyphosate. An agricultural company will offer a new tool, in an effort to control horrendous weeds throughout the 2019 growing season.

Corteva Agriscience™, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced plans to commercially launch Enlist E3™ soybeans in Brazil, Canada and the United States. Shawna Hubbard, herbicide product manager for Corteva Agriscience™, relays the company’s excitement.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this to farmers,” Hubbard said. “As we’ve talked to folks over the years, they’ve continued to tell us what they see from a weed control and on-target herbicide perspective, and that is a tool they need. (It is) a great day for soybean farmers in Iowa and elsewhere as we take a big step forward with this technology.”

The Enlist weed control system encompasses corn, cotton and soybean traits, and herbicides – Enlist One™ and Enlist Duo® – based on 2,4-D choline. In addition, it  features a management resource, Enlist Ahead, which focuses on education and stewardship.

Hubbard says Enlist™ helps farmers address tough, glyphosate resistant weeds.

“Our herbicides are based on 2,4-D choline. Our Enlist E3™ soybeans have herbicide tolerance to 2,4-D choline, plus tolerance to glyphosate and glufosinate. We’re talking about a whole system that gives farmers the most post-emergent weed control modes of action,” Hubbard said.

Corteva Agriscience believes Enlist™ E3 soybeans belong in fields where glyphosate resistance needs addressed. Enlist™ can be a great investment for those needing additional weed management tools, according to Hubbard.

“2,4-D choline is an inherently low volatility profile product and we enhance the formulation, so Enlist™ herbicides have reduced potential for physical drift. Being able to use those products post-emerge on E3 soybeans provides a lot of flexibility and weed control benefits, while the herbicides stay on target,” Hubbard said. “Then one piece of added flexibility with Enlist™ E3 soybeans is the tolerance to glufosinate, which again gives farmers another mode of action of choice on E3 soybeans.’

Corteva Agriscience encourages producers interested in the Enlist™ weed control system to attend a technology demonstration to see how Enlist™ traits work with Enlist™ herbicides or participate in an Enlist™ weed control system training.

More information about the Enlist™ weed control system can be found at www.enlist.com