Retailers understand that successful herbicide application means not just controlling weeds but also taking care when applying near surrounding crops and gardens.
From the beginning, education has been one of the keys to launching the Enlist™ weed control system. We always realized the importance of committing resources to help users understand this technology and use it correctly. We’re continuing these efforts to reach retailers, applicators and, of course, farmers.
Farmers who’ve applied Enlist herbicides according to the label have controlled their toughest weed challenges and, thanks to Colex-D® technology, seen the value of lower potential for physical drift and near-zero volatility.
Three key pillars of Enlist™ technology
Stewardship education has been a strong foundation in the development of the Enlist technology. Three important pillars support the Enlist system:
- The Enlist trait, which allows farmers to apply Enlist herbicides postemergence on Enlist cotton, corn and soybeans.
- Enlist™ herbicides — Enlist Duo® and Enlist One™ herbicides — which control tough broadleaf weeds that increasingly challenge farmers. Both feature Colex-D technology to help herbicides stay where they’re sprayed when applied according to the label.
- The Enlist Ahead management resource, which is designed to help farmers succeed while promoting the responsible use of the Enlist system.
We developed Enlist Ahead with extensive input from farmers and other key stakeholders. This management resource has been a vital part of our Enlist system since 2012, well before Enlist™ crops and herbicides were in any farmer’s fields.
Enlist Ahead resources focus on the proactive management of weed resistance, minimizing potential for off-target movement of Enlist herbicides and promoting trait stewardship.
Enlist Ahead training combines in-field training experiences, classroom-style instructor-led sessions and online training. We support training with robust literature and reference materials on Enlist.com, as well as access to our team of in-field experts to help advise about field planning, sprayer setup and application planning.
When I’m visiting with farmers, one of the first things I like to do is understand where they plan to plant their Enlist™ crops. Together, we’ll look at what crops are in neighboring fields, weed pressure and types of weeds in the field. Then we can tailor a plan using Enlist Ahead resources, including the Enlist Ahead app.
Enlist representatives have worked with and trained tens of thousands of farmers, applicators and retailers at in-field demonstrations across the entire Corn Belt and Cotton Belt.
Retailers can take advantage of many online tools, including the Product Use Guide, sprayer cleanout guide, application guide and the Enlist Ahead detailer, which includes information on the Enlist™ Ahead app, incentives and other benefits.
About the author: David Hillger, Ph.D., is herbicide traits field specialist who covers the eastern Corn Belt. He brings his weed science expertise to farmers and retailers who want to know more about Enlist technology, weed control and on-target application.