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Sponsored: Farmers Find Solution for Weed Control in Cotton Near Sensitive Watermelons

Garry Dillard and Todd Shelley met early in the season to talk through a weed control program that handles tough weeds but doesn’t harm the delicate crops growing nearby.

Garry Dillard and his brother, Kenneth, farm approximately 3,900 acres of cotton and 800 acres of peanuts on Dillard Farms. It’s important to Dillard to do things the right way. With susceptible crops near the land he rents, he’s diligent with herbicide applications. He needs a weed control program that handles his toughest weeds but doesn’t harm the delicate crops growing nearby.

That’s why he tried the Enlist™ weed control system. 

The Dillards rent land in Florida from Todd Shelley, owner of Shelley Farms. Shelley grows several types of specialty crops, including watermelon, squash, eggplant, cucumbers and more.

Garry Dillard and Shelley met early in the season to talk through where Garry would plant the PhytoGen® cottonseed with the Enlist trait. Garry planted his cotton next to a large field of watermelons. He and Shelley agreed he could spray the cotton without hurting the watermelons if he followed the label.

Before each application, Garry and Shelley would review the label and monitor the environmental conditions, such as wind direction, wind speed and temperature.

“I kept the boom real low to the crop, and there was no drift at all,” Garry says. “The tank mix of Enlist One stayed on target. It didn’t touch the watermelons. Todd was pleased, and I was pleased, too, because I don’t want to hurt his melons.”

After using Enlist One™ herbicide, Garry and Shelley are pleased with the results and confident Enlist One will stay on target. 

Hear what both farmers have to say about Enlist One™ herbicide in these two short videos. For more Enlist stories, visit, join the conversation on Twitter with #ExperiencingEnlist or watch our YouTube channel. 

®™ Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer and their affiliated companies or 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 for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo and Enlist One herbicides are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use in Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions. ©2018 Dow AgroSciences LLC.  

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