EPA EXPANDS REGISTRATION OF DOW AGROSCIENCES' ENLIST DUO HERBICIDE TO 34 STATES
Jan. 16, 2017
Source: Dow Agrosciences news release
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has expanded the geography for application of Enlist Duo herbicide from 15 to 34 states. This means Enlist Duo can be applied to Enlist corn and soybeans on the majority of U.S. corn and soybean acres, once all necessary state registrations are received.
The EPA also has registered Enlist Duo herbicide for use on Enlist cotton. The Enlist weed control system allows growers to use Enlist Duo herbicide - a combination of glyphosate and new 2,4-D choline. This gives growers more flexibility and better performance in their weed control programs. In the United States, more than 90 million acres are infested with resistant and hard-to-control weeds.
Growers are searching for solutions that are effective and easy to use.
"With the Enlist system, weeds no longer have the upper hand," says John Chase, Enlist commercial leader. "Growers can use multiple modes of action that deliver proven results, controlling even glyphosate-resistant weeds in the field."
Enlist Duo controls tough weeds and features Colex-D technology, which provides four key benefits to growers:
• Minimized potential for physical drift: Compared with a tank mix of traditional 2,4-D and glyphosate, Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D technology reduces physical drift by up to 90 percent when applied with a low-drift nozzle.
• Near-zero volatility: With new 2,4-D choline, volatility is reduced by 96 percent compared with 2,4-D ester.
• Low odor
• Improved handling characteristics
The EPA registration means corn, soybean and cotton growers can take advantage of this new formulation to handle their tough weeds and limit the potential for off-target herbicide movement, once necessary state registrations are received.
Effective, on-target applications please growers
Missouri grower Josh Turner saw firsthand how effective Enlist Duo is on the most difficult weeds on his farm.
"We got excellent weed control, even of tough-to-control weeds," Turner says. "I didn't notice any off-target movement. There was no damage to any crops directly next to the Enlist field. There was no evidence at all of any drift or anything affecting those plants."
Looking forward to 2017
Dow AgroSciences is fully prepared to launch Enlist corn and Enlist soybeans upon receipt of pending import approvals. The Enlist cotton trait will be available this spring in a number of high-yielding PhytoGen brand varieties.
Visit Enlist.com to learn more about Enlist technology, including Enlist traits and Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D technology. To learn about grower experiences with the Enlist weed control system, check out Experiencing Enlist.