Farmers have been facing increasingly intense weed pressure. It’s a rewarding sight when they find row after row of brown, shriveled weeds after an effective herbicide application. Controlling weeds allows the crop to thrive while limiting the seedbank that will produce weeds in future years.
That’s what farmers are seeing this summer after applying Enlist Duo® herbicide to their Enlist™ crops. They’re reporting extremely good weed control of even their toughest weed species.
“It was good to go into the field the next day and see weeds starting to curl up,” says Darin Anderson of North Dakota, who is growing Enlist™ soybeans this year under the Dow AgroSciences Field Forward™ program. “You know it’s working. You don’t see that with all herbicides.”
Cotton growers are seeing the same thing. This is the first year they’ve made postemergence applications of Enlist Duo — a novel combination of 2,4-D choline and glyphosate.
“We want a clean field,” says Austin Warbington, a cotton farmer from Georgia. “You could say we have a zero-tolerance policy for any type of weed. If we see it, we go get it.”
This year, Warbington saw wilted weeds soon after application. “A week after applying 2,4-D choline to the weeds we saw excellent control,” he says. “The weeds were brown and crispy.”
Other growers are seeing the same quick-acting effects and finally gaining the upper hand on their toughest weed challenges. You can help them achieve cleaner and more productive fields by educating them about the benefits of the Enlist™ weed control system.