Enlist One™ Herbicide Gives Missouri Farmer Clean Soybean Fields
When it comes to weed control, Missouri farmer Shane Baxter is getting just what he wanted out of the Enlist™ weed control system. When it comes to rainfall, he’s not getting what he needs.
“It’s been extremely dry,” Baxter says. “I haven’t had to mow the yard for six weeks.”
The prolonged drought has burned corn in the area to a crisp. Soybeans are struggling and need some significant rains to pull through. It’s not been the best growing season for the Baxter farm by a long shot.
Despite the difficult summer, Baxter is happy with the performance of Enlist One™ herbicide. Baxter, who farms with his father, Danny, is growing Enlist E3™ soybeans for seed production this year.
“The herbicide worked great,” he says. “As far as weeds go, our soybeans are as clean as they’ve been in a long time.”
The dry conditions tested Enlist One. Growth regulators have to work overtime to take down stubborn, slow-growing weeds. But Baxter says the application eventually took care of their waterhemp and marestail issues.
In addition, he says the crop tolerated the application of Enlist One very well. The soybeans turned a lighter shade for a day and then returned to normal and kept on growing.
When asked if he had any concerns about drift or movement, Baxter says he’s always mindful of the potential for pesticide movement. “We didn’t see any of that with Enlist One,” he reports.
“I tank-mixed Enlist One with Roundup WeatherMax, but I do like the idea of tank-mixing a residual herbicide with the first postemergence application,” Baxter says. “The next time I plant Enlist soybeans, I plan to try Enlist Duo to take advantage of the convenience, the ease of use.”
Overall, the Enlist weed control system has made a positive impression. “I would plant Enlist soybeans again,” he says. “I really like the product.”