New herbicide formulation provides desirable performance characteristics

No combination of glyphosate or 2,4-D can compare with Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D Technology when it comes to weed control and on-target application.

Colex-D Technology provides key benefits, including ultra-low volatility, minimized potential for physical drift, low odor and improved handling characteristics.

Compared to traditional 2,4-D, up to 90 percent drift reduction; 96 percent reduction in volatility

The drift reduction from Colex-D Technology combines with low-drift nozzles to cut drift by as much as 90 percent compared with traditional 2,4-D.


“One of the first things my applicator mentioned was that he didn’t see any drift,” says Craig Christensen, an Iowa grower. “There was no drift. No other injuries or symptoms that I saw. Just good coverage where we wanted it to go.”

In addition, near-zero volatility — up to 96 percent less than traditional 2,4-D — helps keep Enlist Duo in place to improve control and safety of nearby crops.

Low odor and better handling characteristics

The new formulation also features improved tank stability in a premix that’s easier to work with. Low odor also is an important feature — and one that caught the attention of growers participating in regulated trials.

“The most surprising thing to me was the very low odor of Enlist Duo,” says Matt Gilbert, an Indiana grower. “No smell at all like the typical 2,4-D odor. I would say nondetectable odor compared with a 2,4-D ester or amine.”

Ultimately, all of the key attributes of Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D Technology provide peace of mind and a great package for your customers.

Image Source: Hillger, D.E., P.L. Havens, S.L. Wilson, K. Qin, G.R. Kruger, and A.J. Hewitt. 2012. Evaluating the Reduction of Driftable Fines. In Proceedings, 52nd Annual Meeting of the 2012 Weed Science Society of America, 6-9 February 2012, Waikoloa, HI.

®™DOW Diamond, Colex-D, Enlist, Enlist Duo and Enlist E3 are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow. ®Roundup and Roundup Ready are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. Always follow IRM, grain marketing and all other stewardship practices and pesticide label directions. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate herbicides. Glyphosate herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your seed representative for the registration status in your state. Enlist E3 soybeans are being jointly developed by MS Technologies and Dow AgroSciences. Regulatory approval is pending for Enlist cotton. Enlist Duo herbicide is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions. ©2015 Dow AgroSciences LLC

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