Instead of seeking ways to replace the glyphosate system, Dow AgroSciences has focused on finding a solution that partners with it, offering improved weed control performance, but more importantly, offering an additional mode of action to help sustain the long-term effectiveness of the cropping system as well as the environmental and economic benefits the system provides.

Dow AgroSciences Developing Enlist™  Weed Control System

Dow AgroSciences is developing the Enlist™ Weed Control System to help farmers manage resistant and hard-to-control weeds. Enlist will introduce an innovative combination of herbicides and herbicide-tolerant traits in elite germplasm to meet weed control challenges facing farmers.  This system will give farmers the clean fields that are necessary to deliver top yields, while maintaining industry-preferred farming patterns.

"We have a family farm operation in central Iowa. Each year we are finding glyphosate less effective in controlling weeds. The adoption of a new technology, like Enlist, is essential if we are to continue to grow better crops to feed the world."
     - Brian Sansgaard, Sansgaard Group, Iowa

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Enlist Duo™ herbicide with Colex-D™ Technology, the herbicide solution, is a proprietary blend of glyphosate and 2,4-D choline.  What makes Enlist Duo even more unique is that it features a technology package called Colex-D Technology.

Colex-D Technology is comprised of a new 2,4-D product, the latest formulation science and proprietary manufacturing processes. Colex-D Technology is focused on improving non-target crop and environmental safety by offering growers and applicators herbicide products with ultra low volatility, minimized potential for physical drift, decreased odor, plus improved handling and tank mixing characteristics.

The new 2,4-D choline product is unlike anything previously available.  This new herbicide technology, different from traditional ester or amine forms, relies on a quaternary ammonium salt to provide new features while retaining the exceptional weed control and favorable environmental profile of traditional 2,4-D products by Dow AgroSciences.

Stewardship and Long-Term Sustainability

Part of bringing a new technology system to the market is the responsibility of helping to ensure its long-term sustainability. Dow AgroSciences is committed to the stewardship of the Enlist Weed Control System through innovative education and training programs, ongoing research and development efforts, application technology improvements, and in-field performance testing.

™Colex-D, Enlist and Enlist Duo are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Components of the Enlist Weed Control System have not yet received regulatory approvals; approvals are pending. The information provided here is not an offer for sale.  Always read and follow label directions. ©2011 Dow AgroSciences LLC

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