Press Release •  3/31/2021

New Resource from Pioneer Answers Common Questions About Enlist E3® Soybeans

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Helps Farmers as U.S. Acres Rise to Approximately 30 Percent

JOHNSTON, Iowa -- As millions of new acres are planted to Enlist E3® soybeans this spring, Pioneer is working to ensure farmers have the information they need to make the best management decisions for their operations.

A new online resource from Pioneer allows farmers to submit their questions about Enlist E3 soybeans and get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).

“We expect farmers to plant Enlist E3 soybeans on approximately 30 percent of U.S. soybean acres in 2021,” said Brent Wilson, Pioneer Product Line and Agronomy Lead. “Whether farmers are planting these beans for the first time or evaluating the system for next growing season, Pioneer is ready to help. We have one of the largest localized research testing programs in the country, and we want to share that knowledge to help make growers more successful.”

The resource draws on results from hundreds of on-farm trials of Enlist E3 soybeans and thousands of data points to help farmers make decisions.

Matt Essick, Pioneer Agronomy Manager, regularly receives questions about Enlist E3 soybeans and believes that will continue as farmers move from planting into application season.

“Farmers have been asking great questions about variety selection and how to best manage the Enlist™ weed control system,” Essick said. “As we move into summer, we know farmers will have questions about herbicide application, especially how they can harness the power of three herbicide modes of action to control glyphosate-resistant and other hard-to-control weeds.”

Navigating a new system
Fifth-generation South Dakota farmer Morgan Holler grew Pioneer® brand Enlist E3 soybeans in 2020 and said Pioneer helped him make the transition to a new herbicide system. When considering Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans, his primary questions centered around weed control and variety selection.

“Kochia and waterhemp are my main problem weeds, but I need something that will control all my weeds and make life simpler,” Holler said. “We were really surprised with how clean our fields were, and the yields were comparable to other beans on our farm.”

Holler said the longer application window with Enlist™ herbicides allows him to control weeds during the summer months and make agronomic decisions based on field conditions rather than herbicide application deadlines. Along the way, his Pioneer field agronomist answered his questions and provided invaluable insights for success.

“Our Pioneer field agronomist is a wealth of knowledge, and we turn to him for a lot of information,” Holler said. “He’s an important part of the seed decision process because he’s very familiar with the agronomics in our area. When we have questions, he helps us navigate those challenges and gets us the answers we need.”

Holler will plant 100% of his soybean acres to Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans in 2021 and said the Enlist weed control system works well if farmers follow the label directions and use resources from Pioneer, including the local field agronomists and FAQ resource.

Visit the new FAQ resource at

Photo - Enlist E3® soybean field and sign - early-mid season.

As millions of new acres are planted to Enlist E3® soybeans in 2021, Pioneer is answering farmers’ questions through their local Pioneer field agronomists and a new online resource at

About Pioneer
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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About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at

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The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3® soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Corteva Agriscience LLC 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 in Enlist crops. Consult Enlist herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions.

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Kacey Birchmier