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Steve Wertish

We raise corn, soybeans, dry beans, peas, sugarbeets and seed corn. I farm with my brother. My dad also helps out and continues to farm part time. We’re excited to use the Enlist system on our farm again. We have resistant weeds in most of our fields now, and Enlist Duo® herbicide works well to control the tough weeds. In addition, we are seed dealers and look forward to selling the technology to customers when it is available.


  • Location
  • Minnesota
  • Enlist Crop
  • Soybeans
  • Problem Weeds
  • Waterhemp
  • Management Practices
  • Conventional tillage
    Nonirrigated

October 16, 2017

We’re nearly done with soybean harvest. It’s been a very odd year with wet conditions and hail damage. Despite the conditions, our Enlist soybeans are yielding comparable to our other fields.

October 13, 2017

No weed worries at harvest

There is no doubt we need the Enlist technology. We have a very bad weed problem in our area. There are fields completely taken over by waterhemp and others with giant ragweed problems. At harvest, the weeds were the least of our worries. There were no weeds in our Enlist soybeans. We’ll definitely use Enlist again in the future. It is a real good option.


August 03, 2017

We sprayed last Tuesday and Wednesday. One of the fields is near some organic crops. We’re pleased there has been absolutely no sign of drift or volatility. In terms of weed control, our neighbors keep commenting on how clean our Enlist soybean fields look. The crop condition is excellent, and the field is 100 percent clean just a week after application.


July 27, 2017


June 01, 2017

Enlist soybeans popping up quickly

We wrapped up planting last week. The Enlist beans planted in the fields where we had green peas last year are emerging very nicely. Any of our soybeans planted in the ground following corn are coming around much slower. We’re expecting heat this week, so the rest of the Enlist soybeans should jump up quickly.


May 27, 2017


May 25, 2017

"The conditions have been hit and miss. It has been cold and wet off and on. We were able to plant some Enlist beans last week, and they are just cracking the surface this week.

After coming off another cold spell, we’re back in the field. It is 70s and breezy, and the fields are drying out. We’re hoping to wrap up planting the rest of the Enlist beans by tomorrow."


October 03, 2015

The Enlist system is very similar to other herbicide-tolerant crop systems we’ve used in the past. Using Enlist Duo in a program approach that includes a preemergence herbicide application is a step that is going to help us safeguard the effectiveness of the system for years to come.  With the 2,4-D choline component of Enlist Duo, we saw fast knock down of weeds. We were a little nervous about drift because there were edible beans and grapes nearby, but there was no drift at all. Finally, Enlist Duo is an easy herbicide to mix and apply. There were no weed escapes. We had very good results with Enlist and look forward to using it in the future.

October 03, 2015

Enlist™ soybeans yield well

We harvested last week.  Other than the sandy spots in the field, the Enlist™ soybeans yielded very well.


October 03, 2015

Soybean fields are clean through harvest

There were no weed escapes at all in our soybeans through harvest. Performance of the Enlist™ weed control system was very, very good.


October 03, 2015

It was fun to see the fast action of the 2,4-D choline. By the time I was done spraying the field and walked back out to look at a few weeds, they were already curling over. That was really kind of fun, and we are looking forward to using Enlist in the future.

September 21, 2015

Enlist™ soybean yields look promising

Our soybeans are turning fairly rapidly. By the weekend, they will be ready to harvest. We’re expecting soybean yields to be good this year. In the Enlist™ field, we’re finding a lot of four-bean pods.


September 15, 2015

I actually had a neighbor stop me to ask about the Enlist soybeans. He has bad weed problems in his fields and noticed the weed-free Enlist field. I shared there are just no weeds in the field. After seeing the field, he’s looking forward to using the new technology in his own field.

July 15, 2015

Quick control of the toughest weeds

Within an hour you could see the weeds beginning to bend over and you knew they were affected.  We haven’t seen that for a long time.  Glyphosate alone is very slow moving. And, you forget how quickly 2,4-D works. Enlist Duo® not only controlled the weeds it took them down in a very short amount of time.


July 09, 2015

Five years ago we didn’t have a lot of Roundup resistant weeds. It’s just been in the last couple years that we’ve been inundated with weeds. We could have used the Enlist system on our farm two years ago to control the tough weeds.



So to actually use the Enlist system on our farm this year and have it in fields where we have Roundup resistant weeds is exciting. The entire farming community is going to benefit from it. It’s easy on the beans and controls the weeds.


June 12, 2015

Proactive approach to weed control

We applied a residual herbicide to the Enlist™ field to suppress the weeds until our post-application of Enlist Duo® herbicide. It’s doing the job, we’re just seeing a few weeds come through – lambsquarter, bindweed and waterhemp. We typically rely on rotating modes of action and using several different chemistries to prevent weed resistance on our farm.


June 03, 2015

Early emergence of Enlist™ soybeans

We saw nice, even emergence with the Enlist soybeans. They came out strong. We’re expecting to see the beans really take off as the temperatures warm up.


May 26, 2015

Everything went well when we planted the Enlist soybeans last week. The forecast this week is calling for 85 degrees, which will provide good growing conditions for the beans.

May 26, 2015

Planting of Enlist™ soybeans complete