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E3 Soybeans Ready for 2020 Season


E3 Soybeans Ready for 2020 Season

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.

To learn more about the Enlist™ weed control system, visit Enlist.com and follow on Twitter at @EnlistOnline.