Enlist Duo herbicide has received federal registration for use on Enlist cotton, allowing growers to use an additional mode of action for postemergence weed control.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expanded the use of Enlist Duo herbicide to include Enlist cotton after previously registering the technology for use on Enlist corn and Enlist soybeans in 15 states. In addition, the EPA broadened the geography for application of Enlist Duo to 34 states, which covers a vast majority of the cotton, corn and soybean acres in the United States.
The Enlist cotton trait will be available this spring exclusively in a number of high-yielding PhytoGen brand varieties. This technology is stacked with Genuity Roundup Ready Flex and WideStrike 3 Insect Protection to give growers season-long control of above-ground insects with industry-leading 3-gene protection.
Once state regulations are received, cotton growers who facing tough-to-control weeds will have access to the full benefits of the Enlist weed control system, including postemergence applications of Enlist Duo herbicide – a combination of glyphosate and new 2,4-D choline – as well as glufosinate. Tolerance to these three modes of action offers growers more flexibility and improved performance in their weed control programs.
“Southern growers deal with some of the most difficult weeds, including Palmer amaranth, marestail and giant ragweed,” says John Chase, Enlist commercial leader. “Cotton growers now can use multiple modes of action that deliver proven results, controlling even glyphosate-resistant weeds in the field.”
In addition to controlling weeds, Enlist Duo stays on target. Enlist Duo herbicide features Colex-D technology, which provides four key benefits:
- Minimized potential for physical drift. Compared with a tank mix of traditional 2,4-D and glyphosate, Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D technology reduces physical drift by up to 90% when applied with a low-drift nozzle.
- Near-zero volatility. With new 2,4-D choline, volatility is reduced by 96% compared with 2,4-D ester.
- Low odor.
- Improved handling characteristics.
Visit Enlist.com to learn more about Enlist technology, including Enlist traits and Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D technology.
Source – Dow AgroSciences