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Sponsored: First-Hand Experience Shows Value of Weed Control

Trying a herbicide system helps this retailer make confident recommendations.

If you want customers to place their trust in you, you have to know what you’re talking about. For Scott Brockelsby, a district manager for NuTech Seeds®, trying new technologies in his own fields arms him with firsthand experiences he can use when talking to customers.

“I wanted to try the Enlist system before recommending it to customers,” Brockelsby says. “I wanted to gain confidence in it.”

He planted Enlistcorn on his own farm near Taylorville, Illinois, onno-till acres. His weed-control program included residuals and applications of Enlist Duo®both preplanting and postemergence. 

His biggest weed problem these days is waterhemp. In fact, he admits this troublesome weed sort of got away from him last year. He was anxious to see how the Enlist system would work on waterhemp and other weeds on his farm. After seeing Enlist Duo in action – and not seeing tall, unsightly waterhemp – his confidence level in the Enlistsystem is sky high.

“It worked great,” Brockelsby says. “I love the simplicity of it.”

Brockelsby says his weed control program – which relied on multiple modes of action, in part due to his use of residual herbicides – took care of challenging waterhemp populations. He used Enlist Duo as a preplant application and came back with another postemergence application.

“We started with a clean field thanks to our early applications, which included residuals,” he explains. “By the time we made our postemergence application, we only had small weeds starting to come up. We had little, baby waterhemp and it just smoked them. I was hugely impressed.”

Brockelsby followed the label to help ensure the applications were on-target and effective. After a few adjustments to the new nozzles they installed, he reports things went smoothly.

“Application was very easy,” Brockelsby says. “I was pretty impressed. It definitely stayed on target.”

Brockelsby says product education was an important factor in making sure he achieved the full benefits of the Enlist weed control system.

“I’d been through training and visited tech centers to see demonstrations,” he says. “Enlist experts helped us with nozzle selection, application rates, tank cleanout and generally made us comfortable using the technology.”

The Enlist fields were uncommonly clean at harvest. The NuTech district manager says he normally deals with some tall waterhemp plants at harvest on his no-till acres. This year, the only weeds he observed were small winter annuals starting to come up. 

Now that he’s tried Enlist corn, he has his eye on Enlistsoybeans. “I’m ready for Enlist soybeans,” Brockelsby says. “I could see the glufosinate tolerance you get with Enlist soybeans being valuable to provide another mode of action.”

With first-hand experience using this technology, Brockelsby can go back to his NuTech customers with solid conviction. His experience with the technology gives him the confidence to recommend the Enlistweed control system.

To read about more farmers’ experiences with the Enlistsystem in Enlist cotton, corn and soybeans, go to ExperiencingEnlist.com. Also visit theYouTube channel and follow on Twitter at @EnlistOnline.

™®Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Enlist Duo and Enlist One herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo and Enlist One are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use on Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions. ©2018 Dow AgroSciences LLC  E534-011-58  (10/18)BR  DAAG8NLST063

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