Knock Out Weeds Now: Enlist™ System Enables Multiple Modes of Action

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Weeds continue to develop resistance to herbicides. Farmers have been asking for new solutions. The Enlist™ weed control system is giving farmers more ways to overcome their weed issues.

Farmers can use herbicides that feature multiple modes of action to manage hard-to-control and resistant weeds. Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to three postemergence herbicides that feature different modes of action: 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate – the active ingredient in Liberty 200 SN herbicide.

By adopting a program approach that first recognizes the weed challenges in a given field, the farmer can choose herbicide options that are effective against the weed species in that field.

Try to start clean and stay clean, use a burndown or tillage for early-season weed control. Then apply preemergence herbicides, making sure to include a product or products with residual activity to keep weeds at bay as long as possible.

Next choose an effective postemergence program.

The Enlist weed control system allows farmers to employ multiple modes of action postemergence on Enlist crops. This not only helps control tough and resistant weeds during the growing season but also helps retard the development of resistant weeds.

Farmers who plant Enlist E3 soybeans can apply Enlist™ 1 and Enlist Duo™ herbicides postemergence to control difficult, resistant weeds. Enlist Duo and Enlist 1 both contain Colex-D technology based on the active ingredient 2,4-D choline. Colex-D technology not only reduces volatility to near-zero levels but also adds drift reduction.

Growers who plant Enlist E3 soybeans can apply Enlist Duo, a convenient blend of 2,4-D choline and glyphosate, or they can tank-mix Enlist 1, a stand-alone 2,4-D choline, with glyphosate or Liberty 200 SN. Both options provide multiple levels of protection against tough weeds. Users gain convenience and flexibility with Enlist herbicide options.

The industry-leading triple herbicide tolerance trait gives farmers more choices and flexibility. This system provides a vital new option for managing hard-to-control weeds in soybeans while helping address herbicide resistance.

In 2023, Enlist E3 soybeans will be available from all Corteva Agriscience seed brands. In addition, Corteva has been working with other seed providers. More than 12 companies in Canada are licensing the Enlist technology and bringing Enlist E3 soybeans to customers. This means, going forward, there will be more options for farmers to get the weed control solutions they need.