Excellent weed control is not enough. Farmers need a herbicide solution that stays on target and limits the risk of damaging neighboring plants and crops. Research shows Enlist Duo® herbicide is superior to other technologies because it delivers less drift and near-zero volatility.
Farmers with fields near susceptible crops and plants can use Enlist Duo on Enlist™ crops with confidence. By applying Enlist Duo according to label directions, they can limit the danger of harmful off-target movement.
Enlist Duo herbicide, a combination of glyphosate and new 2,4-D choline, features Colex-D® technology. This formulation helps Enlist Duo stay on target. In real-world applications across the Corn Belt and the South over the last two years, there have been no reports of off-target movement of Enlist Duo® herbicide damaging neighboring crops.
Performance wins advocates
“In the past, tomato growers have had negative experiences with off-target herbicide movement,” says Steve Smith, director of agriculture at Red Gold, Inc., producers of premium-quality tomato products. “They’re concerned about any pesticide that may damage their crop.”
Dow AgroSciences worked with Indiana-based Red Gold to understand the impact of off-target movement. Red Gold provided tomato plants for field trials to assess the performance of Enlist Duo herbicide near susceptible plants. These trials have helped put concerns about drift and volatility to rest.
“I got a firsthand look at Enlist Duo in lab and field work,” Smith says. “It was really impressive. It’s not the old 2,4-D. Dow AgroSciences has a formulation that limits volatility.”
Benefits show up in the field
Farmers who’ve seen applications of Enlist Duo herbicide realize the advantages it offers. In addition to exceptional weed control, they’re getting a product that helps them mitigate concerns about damage to surrounding susceptible plants.
“Growers can control drift by choosing the right conditions, the proper nozzles, boom height and so on,” says Pat Duncanson, a Minnesota farmer. “But we can’t control the weather after application. The only way to control volatility is to choose a herbicide with extremely low volatility.”
The herbicide that impresses Duncanson is Enlist Duo.
“I’ve seen how stable the Enlist Duo platform is,” says Duncanson, who has attended demonstrations and has tried the Enlist™ system on his own farm. “Enlist Duo will stay where you put it.”
Widening industry confidence
Smith saw the precision of Enlist Duo® herbicide during trials that placed Red Gold tomatoes next to Enlist soybeans. Enlist Duo was sprayed right next to the tomatoes, and there was no impact on the tomato plants. This collaboration helped show how effective Enlist Duo is at staying on target.
“I was very appreciative of how Dow AgroSciences went about working with us and understanding our concerns,” Smith says. “They opened a dialogue. That’s not normal anymore. I am very appreciative of how Dow AgroSciences is doing business.”
Help customers understand the benefits of Enlist Duo by visiting Enlist.com.