Dow AgroSciences says Enlist corn will be commercially available in the U.S. for the 2018 growing season, following Chinese approval of import of grain produced from corn containing the Enlist trait.
The Enlist cotton trait was launched in 2016 in PhytoGen brand cottonseed varieties, allowing in-crop applications of Enlist Duo herbicide for effective and economical weed control in Cotton Belt states.
“We are very excited to bring the Enlist system to farmers in the U.S. and Canada,” says Tim Hassinger, president and CEO, Dow AgroSciences. “The feedback on the performance during our Stewarded Introduction has been extremely positive, as growers have been very impressed with both the weed control as well as the formulation advancements we have made, reducing the potential for drift and volatility.
The Enlist corn trait will be available as both SmartStax Enlist and PowerCore Enlist hybrids, both of which package weed control and insect protection. Growers can begin ordering Enlist corn from Dow AgroSciences seed companies, including Mycogen Seeds, Brodbeck Sees, Dairyland Seeds, Pfister Seeds and Prairie Brand Seed, later this summer.
Dow AgroSciences is also considering commercialization options for Enlist Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans and Enlist E3 soybeans for the 2018 season as it awaits final import approvals from China and the European Union.
Source – Dow AgroSciences