Three Key Takeaways from This Article:
- The combination of Enlist One® + Liberty® herbicides gives growers exceptional control of tough weeds.
- Using multiple herbicide sites of action also helps prevent the development of resistant weeds.
- Retailers can help customers combine these effective herbicides to provide industry-leading postemergence weed control.
To give farmers the best control of tough and resistant weeds, Corteva Agriscience and BASF recommend using Liberty® and Enlist One® herbicides on Enlist E3™ soybean and Enlist™ cotton acres. These two leading herbicides offer exceptional control of broadleaf weeds including waterhemp, pigweed, kochia, marestail and ragweed species.
“The combination of Enlist One plus Liberty herbicide is lights out on tough pigweed and waterhemp,” says Shawna Hubbard, Trait Herbicide Product Manager, Corteva Agriscience. “Using both products postemergence will help farmers get the cleanest fields they’ve seen in years in areas infested with tough weeds. That’s why Liberty herbicide is now Corteva’s recommended glufosinate for use with the Enlist weed control system.”
Better control via multiple modes of action
Enlist E3 soybeans and Enlist cotton give farmers flexibility in their herbicide selection with tolerance to 2,4-D choline in Enlist herbicides, glufosinate in Liberty herbicide, and glyphosate. This allows farmers and applicators to employ multiple herbicide sites of action.
Growers have trusted Liberty herbicide to deliver consistent weed control with its unique patented formulation. It has consistently controlled broadleaves and grasses on millions of acres for many years and has no known resistance in U.S. row crops.
Retailers can help their customers understand how using Enlist and Liberty herbicides on the same acre delivers superior weed control while helping sustain the long-term efficacy of both herbicides. Remind farmers they have flexibility, with options to spray these two products at one time using a tank mix of Enlist One plus Liberty herbicide or in planned sequential passes of Liberty herbicide and Enlist Duo herbicide.
BASF and Corteva are committed to ongoing research and trial work to use Liberty herbicide and Enlist herbicides on Enlist crops. These consistent efforts help farmers achieve clean fields and adapt to the ever-changing landscape to control weeds on their farm. The involvement of both companies promotes continued training of retailers and other parties in the proper stewardship of both herbicides in fields and on targeted weed species.
In Enlist E3 soybean and Enlist cotton fields, farmers can adopt a program approach that includes starting with effective residuals followed by Enlist One and Liberty herbicides. The goal is to provide more options to keep fields weed free all summer long.
This also helps curb the development of resistant weeds and sustain the long-term viability of these technologies. According to University of Illinois research, selection for glyphosate-resistant waterhemp within 4 to 6 years was 83% less likely in a field where 2.5 modes of action were used than in a field where only 1.5 modes of action were used.
The inherent stability of 2,4-D choline means adding Liberty® herbicide in the tank with Enlist One® herbicide does not increase the potential for volatility due to acidification. Retailers, applicators and farmers also can feel confident about adding qualified AMS products listed on EnlistTankMix.com to optimize performance.
Learn more about the Enlist weed control system, Enlist herbicides and Liberty herbicide. Visit Enlist.com and BASF. Follow Enlist with @EnlistOnline on Twitter or go to the YouTube channel for Enlist.
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