Dow AgroSciences Announces Launch of Enlist Duo Herbicide in the United States
Dow AgroSciences announced it will launch its Enlist Duo herbicide for the 2015 crop season. Enlist Duo is part of the Enlist Weed Control System, a herbicide-tolerant trait technology for corn and soybeans. It will be launched in conjunction with a stewarded introduction of Enlist corn and seed production of Enlist soybeans in 2015.
Enlist Duo, a proprietary blend of glyphosate and new 2,4-D choline, is designed to control the toughest weed species in a long application window, protecting farmers’ crops and helping them maximize their yield.
Dow AgroSciences is finalizing plans in advance of the 2015 use season to sell Enlist Duo.
Stewarded Introduction for Enlist Corn Seed
Dow AgroSciences will conduct a stewarded introduction of Enlist corn seed in the U.S. in 2015. Participating farmers will adhere 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. Isolation areas adjacent to Enlist corn fields will be required, and third-party audits will be conducted as an additional protective measure. Growers must agree that grain from Enlist corn will be fed on farm when harvested.
Seed Production for Enlist Soybeans under Dow AgroSciences’ Field Forward Program
Dow AgroSciences also announced it will move its Enlist soybeans one step closer to the farm gate by working with select farmers to experience the technology under its Field Forward program. The program provides a limited number of growers an opportunity to experience the company’s newest technologies before they are commercially available.
Farmers participating in the Field Forward program will grow Enlist soybean seed for Dow AgroSciences. Dow AgroSciences will manage the seed production throughout the season, including handling and storage after harvest.