JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Enlist E3® soybean varieties have become a trusted trait technology for U.S. farmers -- driving the Enlist® weed control system to become the industry’s fastest-growing soybean herbicide system.
The availability of the first-ever varieties of Pioneer® brand A-Series Enlist E3 soybeans in 2022 helped to bolster farmer adoption of this important herbicide trait technology. These highly anticipated varieties, exclusive to Pioneer, combine the world-class genetics of Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans, the company’s highest-yielding varieties ever, with Enlist® technology, among the most advanced new trait technologies in soybeans.
Don Gehrls, Pioneer Soybean Marketing Lead, says farmers have been asking for a performance boost in Enlist E3 soybeans for years. In 2021, A-Series soybeans delivered a 3 bushels-per-acre yield advantage against all competitors.1
“With fresh challenges every season, farmers need the most consistent performance available,” Gehrls said. “That doesn’t just mean racehorse yields, but also better agronomic performance in key areas like standability and defensive traits to help protect yield from soybean diseases such as white mold and sudden death syndrome.”
Jason Garvick is a Pioneer sales representative with D&J Seeds in Kiester, Minnesota. Several of his customers were able to plant varieties of Pioneer brand A-Series Enlist E3 soybeans this season.
“Farmers were surprised at how quickly Pioneer was able to get exclusive genetics with Enlist E3 soybeans,” Garvick said. “For many farmers that was their biggest hesitation to making the switch, and we’re already seeing a very fast transition. Now, with proven A-Series genetics available in Enlist E3 soybeans — with better disease tolerance and increased yield stability — there’s even more excitement for harvest this season and for more availability next season.”
In all, 28 varieties of A-Series Enlist E3 soybeans were available in limited quantities this season, across a range of maturities. Larger-scale availability is expected across even more maturities to meet farmer demand for 2023 planting.
“We’re seeing a rapid adoption of Enlist E3 soybeans, and farmer interest in 2022 has really exceeded our expectations,” Gehrls said. “With wider availability of A-Series Enlist E3 soybeans next season and the recent re-registration of Enlist herbicides, we’re confident that trend will continue.”
Earlier this year, the EPA granted amended registrations for Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® herbicides for seven years through Jan. 11, 2029, giving farmers certainty in system availability for the foreseeable future.
Pioneer, the flagship seed brand of Corteva Agriscience, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere.
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1Data based on average of on-farm and IMPACT™ trial comparisons in U.S. in 2021 of the top 25 demand planned A-Series varieties for 2023. Comparisons are against all competitors, unless otherwise stated, and within +/- 0.3 RM of the competitive brand. Product responses are variable and subject to any number of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Individual results may vary. Multi-year and multi-location data are a better predictor of future performance. DO NOT USE THIS OR ANY OTHER DATA FROM A LIMITED NUMBER OF TRIALS AS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN PRODUCT SELECTION. Refer to www.pioneer.com/products or contact a Pioneer sales representative or authorized dealer for the latest and complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer® brand product.
The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3® soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Corteva Agriscience and M.S. Technologies L.L.C. Enlist Duo® and Enlist One® herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo and Enlist One are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use with Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions.
Pioneer® brand products are provided subject to the terms and conditions of purchase which are part of the labeling and purchase documents.
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