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U.S. Farmers Will Be Able to Plant Enlist E3 Soybeans in 2018
U.S. farmers will have access to Enlist E3 soybeans for 2018 planting through an agreement between Dow AgroSciences and ADM. The companies today announced a collaboration that features a comprehensive closed-loop system designed to provide growers access to Enlist E3 soybeans.
Enlist E3 soybeans tolerate applications of 2,4-D choline, glyphosate, and glufosinate. This gives farmers multiple postemergence modes of action.
The Dow AgroSciences program requires participating farmers to adhere to a comprehensive, robust set of protocols 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 one of four ADM plants designated for this program:
- Mankato, Minnesota
- Frankfort, Indiana
- Mexico, Missouri
- Deerfield, Missouri
“We’ve put a lot of thought into the best way to manage the process,” says Joe Vertin, Dow AgroSciences Enlist global leader. “We’re confident in the collaboration with ADM and in providing farmers access to the Enlist system to control their toughest weeds.”
“This weed-control technology is greatly needed in our area,” says Pat Duncanson, who grows soybeans in southern Minnesota. “We need effective options to control weeds that are threatening to cut yield and profit potential in our fields.”
“The American Soybean Association appreciates the tight, closed-loop production and processing system that has been developed,” says ASA President Ron Moore, a farmer from Roseville, Illinois. “This will allow a number of farmers to experience the Enlist weed-control system and is designed to keep all production out of export channels. We also appreciate Dow AgroSciences’ continued efforts to seek import approvals in China and the EU.”
Details of the program will be made available through participating seed companies in fall 2017 for the 2018 planting season. For more information and to find out how to participate in this program, visit http://www.Enlist.com. Dow AgroSciences continues to pursue additional import approvals for Enlist E3 soybeans.