WILMINGTON, Del., and West Point, Iowa, Feb. 21, 2019 â€“ Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), and MS Technologiesâ„˘ are pleased to announce the U.S. launch of Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans for 2019 planting, in one of the largest soybean technology system launches ever. The companies have completed their respective production plans, commercial offers, employee training and have received regulatory approvals in accordance with company product launch policies and Excellence Through Stewardship.
â€śEnlist E3â„˘ soybeans are industry-leading triple-stack herbicide tolerant soybeans that give farmers broader choice and flexibility in selecting herbicide tolerance traits, genetics and crop protection solutions. We are pleased to offer this important technology to U.S. growers through many Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘ seed brands as well as through many licensees,â€ť said Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘ Chief Executive Officer-Elect, James C. Collins, Jr. â€śEnlist E3â„˘ soybeans incorporate advanced herbicide tolerance and enable use of our Enlist OneÂ® and Enlist DuoÂ® herbicides to give growers a complete solution for exceptional weed control.â€ť
â€śThis is great news for U.S. soybean growers,â€ť notes Joseph Merschman, president of MS Technologies. â€śThis announcement clears the way for even more soybean growers to experience the high-yielding elite genetics and exceptional weed control offered by the Enlist E3â„˘ soybean system.â€ť
Jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences and MS Technologies, Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans provide tolerance to new 2,4-D choline in Enlist DuoÂ® and Enlist OneÂ® herbicides, as well as glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides. Enlist DuoÂ® herbicide is a combination of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate, a convenient blend for control of tough broadleaf and grass weeds. Enlist OneÂ® herbicide is a 2,4-D choline product offering the same excellent broadleaf weed control with greater tank-mix flexibility, including the ability to tank mix with qualified glufosinate products.
Farmers can apply Enlistâ„˘ herbicides in burn down through post-emergence in conjunction with Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans to help control tough and glyphosate-resistant weeds; additional tolerance to glufosinate means they can utilize three post-emergence herbicide modes of action in Enlist E3â„˘ soybean fields. An additional benefit of Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans is no plant-back window after a burn down application of Enlist herbicides. With near-zero volatility and reduced potential for physical drift, Enlistâ„˘Â herbicides with Colex-DÂ®Â technology are designed to land and stay on target.
Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans will be available for planting in 2019. Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans will be available in commercial quantities across all Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘ brands in 2020, including Corteva Agriscienceâ€™s flagship PioneerÂ® brand, as well as from Stine Seed Company and Merschman Seed Company. Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘ and MS Technologies also plan to broadly license Enlist E3â„˘ soybean technology. The companies are currently in discussions with more than 100 seed brands. With this broad licensing approach, robust ramp-up plans and extensive seed production, Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans are expected to be planted on more than 10 percent of U.S. and Canada soybean acres in 2020. Â
Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans are approved for cultivation in the U.S., Canada and Brazil. Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans have received import authorization in importing countries including China and the Philippines. Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans should now be managed through standard grain handling practices in the U.S. for products containing biotechnology traits. For more information about Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans and the Enlistâ„˘ weed control system, please review product labels, the Product Use Guide and the Technology Use Agreement and Enlist.com. For additional information about the status of regulatory authorizations for agricultural biotechnology seed products, please visit http://www.biotradestatus.com/.
To learn more about the Enlistâ„˘ weed control system, visit Enlist.com, follow us on Twitter at @EnlistOnline or go to our YouTube channel.
About Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Corteva Agriscienceâ„˘, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. CortevaÂ Agriscience provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry â€” including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: PioneerÂ®, EncircaÂ®, the newly launched Brevantâ„˘Â seed brand, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products â€” while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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About MS Technologiesâ„˘Â
MS Technologiesâ„˘ LLC is a leading trait, technology and soybean genetics provider. MS Technologiesâ„˘ features a portfolio of in-house traits, as well as wide access to other traits and technologies through collaborative agreements with other parties. For more information on MS Technologiesâ„˘, visit our website.Â
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Enlist E3â„˘ soybeans are jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences and MS Technologies.
The Enlist weed control system is owned and developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC. Enlist DuoÂ® and Enlist OneÂ® 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 with Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions. Â©2019 Dow AgroSciences LLC.