The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Enlist Duo herbicide for use in nine additional states, including four in the Cotton Belt.
The newly-approved states – Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma and North Dakota – bring the total of states registered for use of Enlist Duo this year to 15. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin were included on the federal label when the EPA registered Enlist Duo for use with Enlist corn and soybeans in October 2014.
Dow AgroSciences will launch Enlist Duo in conjunction with a stewarded introduction of Enlist corn and seed production of Enlist soybeans in 2015. The company continues to work with the EPA to further expand the list of states on the federal label and is working closely with state regulatory authorities to obtain local approvals.
Regulatory approvals are pending for Enlist cotton, with registration anticipated for 2016.
A key component of the innovative Enlist Weed Control System, Enlist Duo with Colex-D Technology is the only herbicide to combine the proven performance of glyphosate with new 2,4-D choline for exceptional weed control in labeled crops.
“More than 84 million acres of farmland are infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds, and that number continues to climb each year, making the EPA’s decision critical,” says Susanne Wasson, U.S. crop protection commercial leader, Dow AgroSciences. “Growers need access to this much-needed, effective weed control solution.”
Source – Dow AgroSciences