U.S. farmers will have access to Enlist E3™ soybeans for 2018 planting through an agreement between Dow AgroSciences and ADM. The companies have announced a collaboration that features a comprehensive closed-loop system designed to provide growers access to Enlist E3 soybeans and deliver the soybeans and their resulting products to customers for use within North America.
Joe Vertin, Enlist global leader, and John McGowan, ADM president, North American oilseeds, emphasize the importance of putting farmers first and providing access to new technologies.
“U.S. farmers need access to the newest technologies to boost their productivity,” said Vertin. “So when these solutions are available and fully approved in the United States, we want to bring them to farmers as quickly as possible.”
McGowan added, “At ADM, everything begins with the farmer. We are pleased to work with Dow AgroSciences to bring this landmark program to growers in 2018. This is a great example of how farmers, seed companies and agricultural processors can come together and support solutions that benefit the entire industry.”
Resistant and hard-to-control weeds are one of the most costly and frustrating obstacles for crop farmers today. The Enlist™ weed control system offers exceptional weed control and helps maximize yield potential.
Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to applications of 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate, giving farmers multiple herbicide modes of action postemergence.
Pat Duncanson grows soybeans in Minnesota and has experienced the Enlist system on his farm. He describes the value and need for the technology.
“This weed control technology is greatly needed in our area. We need effective options to control weeds that are threatening to cut yield and profit potential in our fields.”
The Dow AgroSciences program requires participating farmers to adhere to a comprehensive, robust set of protocols. These protocols are designed to ensure the soybeans reach specific ADM facilities, which will process them for use in North American markets only. Farmers will deliver their Enlist E3™ soybean crop to 1 of the following 4 ADM plants designated for this program:
- Mankato, Minnesota
- Frankfort, Indiana
- Mexico, Missouri
- Deerfield, Missouri
Details of the program will be made available through participating seed companies in fall 2017 for the 2018 planting season.
Dow AgroSciences continues to pursue additional import approvals for Enlist E3 soybeans.
For more information and to find out how to participate in this program, visit Enlist.com.