Season-long weed control is challenging. The Enlist™ weed control system offers unbeatable flexibility to farmers who need to get a handle on tough and resistant weeds.
Enlist herbicides are the cornerstone of an effective program approach to weed control. By employing multiple sites of action throughout the growing season, users can keep weeds at bay all summer long.
An important part of a successful program approach is the use of residual herbicides to keep the field clean until the applicator can make timely postemergence applications, says Scott Jungman, an Enlist™ field specialist.
“We recommend growers who plant Enlist E3 soybeans use a preemergence herbicide such as Sonic, Trivence or EverpreX,” Jungman says. “Then, during postemergence application, include a qualified s-metolachlor such as EverpreX or a qualified acetochlor. That provides overlapping residual coverage to keep weeds under control.”
Enlist crops are tolerant to three sites of action: 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate. Enlist Duo® herbicide is a convenient combination of 2,4-D choline and glyphosate, providing two sites of action postemergence. Enlist One® herbicide is a straight-goods 2,4-D choline. Jungman said farmers should always tank-mix Enlist One with an additional site or sites of action for better weed control and to limit potential for weeds to develop resistance.
“We recommend tank-mixing Enlist One with either glyphosate or Liberty herbicide,” he says. He emphasizes that Enlist One is compatible with other tank-mix partners as well. Go to EnlistTankMix.com for the complete list.
Many farmers appreciate the wide application window they get with Enlist herbicides.
“Enlist One and Enlist Duo are not restricted-use herbicides,” Jungman says. “They can be applied to Enlist E3 soybeans through the R1 growth stage, while Liberty can only be applied to glufosinate-tolerant soybeans up to the R1 stage. This gives growers an extra 7 to 10 days to make an effective application with Enlist herbicides.”
“Another key advantage is that soybeans are a compatible crop,” Jungman points out. “Farmers can spray Enlist herbicides next to non-Enlist soybeans – or corn or alfalfa or any other compatible crop – without worrying about damaging those neighboring fields.
“Stay within the wind speed window of 3 to 10 mph and make sure the wind is not blowing toward a susceptible crop,” he says. “If any listed susceptible crop is downwind, don’t spray.”
®™ENLIST E3® soybean technology is jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC. Liberty® is a registered trademark of BASF.
Scott Jungman is an Enlist® technical support specialist and serves as the in-field expert for the Enlist weed control system in Iowa. His area includes a large number of corn and soybean acres. He helps provide information and education to farmers, applicators and retailers.