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Why Should I Choose Enlist E3 Soybeans?

The Enlist Weed Control System offers so many benefits to growers, it can sometimes be difficult to effectively tell our story. From a bird’s eye view, the Enlist system offers three things

  1. Flexibility.
  2. Superior weed control.
  3. On-target application.

Let’s start with the flexibility and ease of use with Enlist™. Remember that you can spray Enlist™ through R2, or full flower, and not to mention – there’s no calendar or temperature cut-off. When Enlist™ is used in a burndown, there is no plant-back restriction to E3 soybeans. We also have flexibility to spray in wind speeds at 3-15 MPH.

Non-E3 soybeans are not considered a susceptible crop when spraying Enlist™. What does this mean? There is no buffer when spraying in wind speeds of 3-15 MPH towards a non E3 soybean. Of course, when susceptible crops are downwind or nearby, we don’t spray.

So, when is a buffer required with Enlist™? A 30-ft buffer is required when the wind is blowing towards a sensitive area, like a wooded area or a lawn. What is this flexibility in application worth to your grower?

We can use (and actually recommend) AMS in all of our Enlist™ tank mixes for more consistent weed control. Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® both provide double the A.I. per gallon than does FeXapan® – have the confidence in what we are bringing to the table. For best weed management, remember that we always want multiple MOAs going out with an Enlist™ tank mix, even if it’s adding an approved glyphosate with the proper surfactants – never spray Enlist One® alone.

We do have the ability to use an increased rate of glyphosate if needed. Always add in EverpreX® for extended residual control. Have we mentioned that you can use Enlist One® with an approved glufosinate (the a.i. in Liberty®)? This is no doubt a pricey mix, but it gives your growers options to best suit their weed control needs.

Last, but certainly not least, we offer on-target application through Colex-D technology in our Enlist™ products. The Enlist Weed Control System works.

Now, let’s compare the Enlist™ system to XtendFlex®. We talked about flexibility the Enlist™ system provides – what are the restrictions with Flex?

First, there is a June 30th dicamba cutoff date, in addition to a temperature cutoff at a forecasted high of 85 degrees or more. Labeled wind speed is 3-10 MPH.

How many summer days do we normally have where the wind speed is 3-10 MPH, and forecasted temp is under 85 degrees?

What are the buffer requirements with an approved dicamba? Non-XtendFlex® soybeans are considered a susceptible crop. If the wind is blowing towards a non XtendFlex® soybean field, you cannot spray. Buffers to sensitive areas, like woods, are 240 ft (remember we said it’s a 30-ft buffer with Enlist™ when wind is blowing towards that area).

Last but not least, there are required training courses and cumbersome record keeping requirements.

One might think, “That’s fine, I’m just going to use Liberty® – I don’t need to worry about all those requirements.” While this may be true, there are still differences in weed control options when compared to the Enlist™ system. What conditions do we need for an effective application of Liberty®?

You need heat, sunlight and application during ‘banker’s hours’ – not to mention plenty of coverage at 20 GPA. Liberty® is going to be weak on grass – what else is going to be added in the mix for grass control?

What about when those waterhemp suddenly grow to over 4-6 inches tall? You will see that the larger waterhemp were not controlled and grew back.

While we have the option to spray Enlist One® + Liberty®, you cannot tank mix Liberty® + an approved dicamba together (Liberty® requires AMS, and you can’t tank mix AMS with dicamba).