With the Enlist™ Ahead management resource, farmers have easy access to information that’s critical for successful use of the Enlist™ weed control system. Make sure you understand the importance of a program approach that delivers multiple sites of action. Not only does this do the absolute best job of controlling weeds in the current year, it also helps preserve valuable herbicides for coming years.
“We need to manage properly to prolong the longevity of our effective herbicides,” says Josh Wilson, an Enlist field specialist based in the Cotton Belt. He says using multiple sites of action is crucial.
“Producers need to think about profitability in years to come,” Wilson says. By depleting the weed seed bank using multiple sites of action, farmers are lowering pressure on effective herbicides in coming years while also providing the cleanest fields during the current year.
“Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate,” Wilson notes. “Farmers and applicators tend to get in a hurry. It’s best to slow down and think about what we’re trying to achieve. Consider tank-mix partners, use full rates and always be aware of multiple sites of action.”
That includes burndown, preemergence and postemergence applications.
“The Enlist system provides a lot of flexibility; that’s why it’s so attractive,” Wilson says. “We’ve been using it for three years in cotton, and now it’s available with Enlist E3 soybeans.”
The foundation of weed control with the Enlist system is Enlist herbicides.
“We have two options,” Wilson says. “Enlist Duo is a convenient blend of 2,4-D choline and glyphosate. It’s in one jug and offers ease of use and convenience.”
Enlist One is a straight-goods 2,4-D choline.
“It offers the ability to tank-mix with a lot of different herbicides,” Wilson says. More than 1,000 options are listed on EnlistTankMix.com. “You can tailor your herbicide application to your farm. Perhaps Enlist One tank-mixed with Durango DMA is ideal for some fields. Or a tank mix of Enlist One and Liberty herbicides can be very effective on pigweed, waterhemp and kochia.”
The more weeds you control from the start of the season through harvest, the fewer weed seeds you’ll have to worry about in upcoming years.
Enlist Ahead offers many resources for farmers to implement weed resistance management techniques while using the Enlist weed control system. To learn more, visit the Enlist herbicides page, farmer experiences and our videos on YouTube.com.
®™ENLIST E3® soybean technology is jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC. Liberty® is a registered trademark of BASF. Durango DMA EverpreX, Sonic, Surveil and Trivence® are not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions. Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Enlist One and Enlist Duo herbicides are the only 2,4-D product authorized for use in Enlist crops. Always read and follow label directions.
The Enlist™ weed control system once again proved its worth in 2018. Cotton farmers continue to lead the way, adopting the technology successfully on a wide scale throughout the Cotton Belt. Enlist® cotton was the first Enlist crop out of the gate, and our experiences with it provide a number of lessons for farmers planting Enlist E3® soybeans.
As we prepare for the third full commercial year of Enlist cotton, we’ve seen tremendous growth and successful use of Enlist™ herbicides. In 2018, we sprayed enough Enlist herbicides to cover 1.5 million acres of PhytoGen® W3FE cottonseed, which includes the Enlist trait. Enlist cotton acres tripled vs. 2017.
The Enlist team keeps learning from experiences in the South, and we’ll use that knowledge to help growers, applicators and retailers succeed with Enlist E3 soybeans.
One system, three herbicide tolerances.
Like Enlist E3 soybeans, Enlist cotton features three herbicide tolerances: 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate. Cotton growers are using Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® herbicides as cornerstones of a herbicide program approach. Growers who implement weed control programs delivering multiple modes of action not only obtain better weed control during the growing season but also help curb the development of resistant weeds in future years.
Tips for implementing the Enlist system in soybeans
With 2019 sales of Enlist E3 soybeans and a robust ramp-up plan for widespread availability of Enlist E3 soybeans starting in 2020, we’ve developed key takeaways to consider:
You can evaluate new technology options and see how they fit your needs in your fields by better understanding how to use the technologies. The 2,4-D choline in Enlist herbicides is truly different from traditional forms of 2,4-D contained in other herbicides.
We’re very excited for the opportunities the Enlist weed control system and Enlist E3 soybeans can now provide farmers. We’re preparing the industry to succeed with these novel soybean varieties containing the Enlist trait. The entire Enlist team is committed to educating and training users how to incorporate the system confidently and successfully on their farms.
Shawna Hubbard is the herbicides product manager for Corteva Agriscience. Her work with the Enlist™ weed control system involves helping inform and educate farmers, retailers and seed brands about the Enlist technology. Well versed in both Enlist traits and herbicides, Hubbard has been instrumental in developing and spreading stewardship messages and best management practices for the Enlist system.