U.S. farmers will have access to Enlist E3 soybeans for 2018 planting through an agreement between Dow Agro Sciences and ADM. The companies today announced a collaboration that features a comprehensive closed-loop system designed to provide growers access to Enlist E3 soybeans and deliver the soybeans and their resulting products to customers for use within North America. 

“U.S. farmers need access to the newest technologies to boost productivity,” says Joe Vertin, Dow AgroSciences Enlist global leader. “When advanced solutions are available and fully approved in the United States, they should reach farmers as quickly as possible.” 

The Enlist weed control system offers weed control and helps maximize yield potential.

“This weed control technology is greatly needed in our area,” says Pat Duncanson, who grows soybeans in Minn. “We need effective options to control weeds that are threatening to cut yield and profit potential in our fields.”

Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to applications of 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate, giving farmers multiple herbicide modes of action post-emergence. This helps farmers control their economically damaging weeds and curtail the development of weed resistance, preserving herbicides.

“This will allow farmers to experience the Enlist weed control system and is designed to keep all production out of export channels,” says ASA President Ron Moore, a farmer from Roseville, Ill.  

The Dow AgroSciences program requires participating farmers to adhere to a comprehensive set of protocols designed to ensure the soybeans reach specific ADM facilities, which will process them for use in North American markets only. Farmers will deliver their Enlist E3  soybean crop to 1 of 4 ADM plants designated for this program:

  • Mankato, Minn.
  • Frankfort, Ind.
  • Mexico, Mo.
  • Deerfield, Mo.

Details of the program will be made available through participating seed companies in fall 2017 for the 2018 planting season. For more information and to find out how to participate in this program, visit Enlist.com. Dow AgroSciences continues to pursue additional import approvals for Enlist E3 soybeans.

About Dow AgroSciences
 Dow AgroSciences discovers, develops, and brings to market crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions for the growing world. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Learn more at www.dowagro.com.

About DowDuPont Agriculture Division 
DowDuPont Agriculture, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines the services of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Together, the DowDuPont Agriculture Division provides growers with a portfolio, developed through research, across germplasm, biotech traits and crop protection. DowDuPont intends to separate the DowDuPont Agriculture Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

About ADM 
For more than a century, Archer Daniels Midland Company has transformed crops into products that serve the needs of a growing world. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38 innovation centers and a crop transportation network, ADM makes products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.