Dow AgroSciences has recorded the first sale of Enlist Duo herbicide in the U.S., the company said Thursday. EPA registered the product in October, 2014.
The Enlist Duo system combines glyphosate and a new 2,4-D choline, offering a new option to control glyphosate-resistant weeds. It's a new mode of action that can be incorporated into postemergence weed control programs.
Enlist Duo with Colex-D Technology also offers ultra-low volatility, minimized potential for physical drift, low odor and improved handling characteristics.
"The first sale of Enlist Duo herbicide is a game-changer for American farmers. Growers now have a solution for the tough and resistant weeds they've been challenged by for years," says John Chase, portfolio marketing leader, Dow AgroSciences. "And with the significant formulation advancements, Enlist Duo provides unrivaled weed control designed to land and stay on target. This means growers can look forward to regaining confidence in their weed control program."
To ensure a reliable supply of Enlist Duo herbicide, Dow AgroSciences has invested in new production facilities in the United States.
Corn growers located in top corn-producing states from Ohio to Kansas also now have access to hybrids with the Enlist trait. The participating growers are part of the stewarded introduction of Enlist corn. Each grower will access the benefits of the Enlist system while adhering to a thorough set of stewardship protocols and requirements.
Enlist corn will be managed throughout the season and at harvest as import approvals continue to be obtained.
In soybeans, growers across the Midwest and South will experience the Enlist system as production growers under Dow AgroSciences' Field Forward program. This program provides growers an opportunity to utilize the company's newest technologies before they are commercially available.
Each grower is working closely with Dow AgroSciences representatives to manage all aspects of the Enlist Weed Control System. This includes Enlist traits, Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D Technology and the Enlist Ahead management resource.
Source: Dow AgroSciences