Sponsored: Enlist™ Herbicides Work Hard for Hardworking Arkansas Farmer
Jack Kent is proud of his hardworking ancestors who built the farm he now stewards. This fifth-generation Arkansas cotton and soybean farmer knows one of his responsibilities is keeping the farm secure for future generations.
Technologies are helping him thrive instead of simply survive. And one technology that Kent values is in the Enlist™ weed control system.
“At one time, there were no herbicides or insecticides,” he explains. “We’re getting benefits of new technologies that are really superb. They’re making our lives and viability as a business much easier.”
For Kent, like most Southern farmers, weed control is a big challenge to achieving consistently high yield. Palmer amaranth is particularly troublesome.
“Enlist herbicides are going to allow me to control our worst weed,” he says. “We need herbicides that will stay where we put them when we apply according to the label. We used Enlist Duo herbicide this year on a limited basis and had absolutely no problems with any drift or gassing up and moving around.”
Kent points out that weeds can reduce yield, eating into income and threatening profitability. A herbicide that controls problem weeds and stays where it’s sprayed is valuable. The value increases when you can use the herbicide on elite varieties to help protect yield potential and boost income.
Kent says the Enlist crops he has planted are elite.
“The Enlist cotton varieties and the Enlist soybean varieties we grew were excellent yielders,” he reports. “The soybeans were planted later than we would normally plant, but I was amazed at the yield.”
Even in a field with a notoriously bad Palmer amaranth problem, Kent says, Enlist Duo herbicide excelled.
“So far, the Enlist system has absolutely been bulletproof,” he says. “It has done everything it’s supposed to do. I can’t say enough good things about that product. It’s the best herbicide that I have ever seen in my life.”
Kent is anxious to try Enlist One™ herbicide on his Enlist™ cotton this year. He sees opportunities to take advantage of tank-mix flexibilities to ensure he’s using multiple modes of action to control weeds and limit the development of resistant weeds. It’s one more way he’s working to keep the farm successful for coming generations.
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