Dow AgroSciences has recorded the first U.S. sale of Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D Technology. This marks the first commercial activity for the Enlist Weed Control System in the United States, putting this advanced herbicide and trait technology in growers’ hands. This sale has been accomplished as part of a stewarded introduction of the Enlist Weed Control System with use for specific corn and soybeans planted in 2015.
“We’re ready to put Enlist Duo to work on our farm,” said Adam Schwering, an Indiana soybean grower. “We’ve struggled the past couple of years to manage marestail and giant ragweed—and we’ve seen how weeds hurt our yields.”
Schwering is among growers across the country who have sought new options to control glyphosate-resistant weeds. With Enlist Duo, growers get the only herbicide to combine the proven performance of glyphosate plus a new 2,4-D choline/
“The first sale of Enlist Duo herbicide is a game-changer for American farmers. Growers now have a solution for the tough and resistant weeds they’ve been challenged by for years,” said John Chase, portfolio marketing leader, Dow AgroSciences. “And with the significant formulation advancements, Enlist Duo provides unrivaled weed control designed to land and stay on target. This means growers can look forward to regaining confidence in their weed control program.”
To ensure a reliable supply of Enlist Duo herbicide, Dow AgroSciences announced it has invested significantly in new production facilities in the United States. As growers use Enlist Duo on corn and soybean acres this year and in the future, Dow AgroSciences is ready to meet the demand, Chase noted.
Growers who have struggled with weed resistance in their fields, including marestail, giant ragweed, waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, are expected to try the new herbicide. With Enlist Duo, they will have a new mode of action to incorporate into their postemergence weed control program.
In addition to weed control, Enlist Duo with Colex-D Technology offers ultra-low volatility, minimized potential for physical drift, low odor and improved handling characteristics, Dow AgroSciences has been contending.
Iowa corn grower Eric Nelson is an example of a farmer ready to put the new system to work, especially after seeing it in research plots last summer. “The drift reduction and low volatility demonstrations got my attention last summer. Now, I’m ready to see how Enlist Duo performs in my field.”
Corn growers located in top corn-producing states from Ohio to Kansas now have access to hybrids with the Enlist trait. The participating growers are part of the stewarded introduction of Enlist corn. Each grower will access the benefits of the Enlist system while adhering to a thorough set of stewardship protocols and requirements. Enlist corn will be managed throughout the season and at harvest as import approvals continue to be obtained.
In soybeans, growers across the Midwest and South will experience the Enlist system as production growers under Dow AgroSciences’ Field Forward program. This program provides growers an opportunity to utilize the company’s newest technologies before they are commercially available.
Each grower is working closely with Dow AgroSciences representatives to manage all aspects of the Enlist Weed Control System. This includes Enlist traits, Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D Technology and the Enlist Ahead management resource.