Beginning with the 2020 growing season, farmers will have the opportunity to plant Enlist E3 soybeans from Corteva. Product Manager Shawna Hubbard says the number 3 is significant, “The Enlist E3™ soybean trait provides tolerance to new 2,4-D choline in Enlist Duo® and Enlist One™ herbicides, as well as glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides.” She added that Growers can apply Enlist™ herbicides post-emergence to Enlist E3™ soybeans to help control glyphosate-resistant weeds and that additional tolerance to glyphosate means they can utilize three post-emergence herbicide modes of action in Enlist E3™ soybean fields, with near-zero volatility and reduced potential for physical drift.
Approval by China of the technology was the last barrier to full commercial roll-out. Hubbard says E3 seed production will be ramped up in 2019, giving growers plenty of supply for the 2020 season, “Seed production will be our focus in 2019. Enlist E3™ soybeans will be offered in Brazil, Canada, and the U.S. across all Corteva Agriscience™ seed brands. Commercial sales will begin in 2019; timing will vary by country. First-half 2019 activities will focus on expanding grower experiences with Enlist E3™ soybeans through demonstration plots, field technology days and other opportunities. Second-half 2019 activities will focus on commercial sales efforts. Robust ramp-up plans and extensive seed production will ensure that Enlist E3™ soybeans are broadly available to farmers in 2020.”
“I am excited to announce one of the largest soybean technology system launches ever,” said Corteva Agriscience™ Chief Executive Officer, James C. Collins, Jr. Enlist E3™ soybeans are among more than 20 new technologies that Corteva Agriscience™ plans to launch by 2021. They are a key part of the Corteva Agriscience™ strategy to grow and to drive customer and shareholder value through the Company’s combined seed and crop protection pipeline.
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