Pigweed has become a real problem for Brett Reiss, who grows corn, soybeans and cotton near Plains, Kansas. Glyphosate-resistant pigweed keeps getting harder to control. He’s struggled to control both pigweed and kochia in recent years.
Now, however, he’s found a weed control program to keep these problem weeds in check. Reiss is attacking them with a program approach that features Enlist™ herbicides.
“I’m interested in the Enlist system for two reasons,” Reiss says. “It’s an effective treatment for hard-to-control weeds, and it helps us make on-target applications.”
Reiss says Enlist Duo® and Enlist One® herbicides, both with Colex-D® technology, help limit drift and minimize volatility.
“Enlist Duo and Enlist One stayed on target,” Reiss reports. “Volatility has been no issue. We sprayed next to one of our conventional soybean fields and had no issues. We need that ability to stay on target.”
Reiss says he can see Enlist herbicides working within hours after spraying. Weeds curl, turn yellow and, over the course of a couple of weeks, turn brown. “Enlist is a great tool to control weeds,” Reiss says.
While he’s had success with Enlist Duo, he is most enthusiastic about the benefits of Enlist One.
“I think Enlist Duo and Enlist One both have a place,” he says. “I like Enlist One because I can tank-mix glufosinate, a herbicide that’s particularly effective on kochia. It’s nice to have the flexibility to add more modes of action.”
Reiss looks forward to expanding his use of Enlist technology.
“I’d love to see Enlist E3 soybeans,” he says. “I’m ready and waiting for full export approval so we can control the weeds in soybeans that are giving us fits.”