1. Enlist E3® herbicide tolerances and more tank mix options
Pioneer® brand Enlist E3® soybeans have tolerance to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate, so you can tailor weed control to the situation and weed pressure on your farm. That means you can spray Enlist One® or Enlist Duo® herbicides, as well as glyphosate or Liberty® herbicide (glufosinate), to control difficult weeds. Enlist herbicides can be tank-mixed with hundreds of other products, including herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, so you can maximize every pass through the field.
2. With more on-target spraying, Enlist E3® soybeans are compatible with other soybeans and crops.
The bottom line: When neighboring fields are planted to non-Enlist soybeans or other compatible crops, the Enlist™ system gives you a competitive edge and greater flexibility compared to other systems.
Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans are very compatible with other soybeans. No other conventional or herbicide-traited soybeans are listed as susceptible crops on Enlist herbicide labels. Corn, wheat, alfalfa and sorghum are also compatible crops.
That means you can apply Enlist herbicides to Enlist E3 soybeans when these compatible crops are downwind, as long as the wind is blowing within labeled wind speeds. In addition to no wind directional restrictions with compatible crops, Enlist herbicides stay where they are put thanks to near-zero volatility of 2,4-D choline.
3. Longer application window
Enlist herbicides can be applied to Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans postemergence through the R2 or full flowering stage. A wider application window provides more opportunities for better weed control. Weed species such as waterhemp and Palmer amaranth germinate later in the season, so controlling those weeds is essential. That's another competitive advantage you get with Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans.
1. Use Enlist herbicides as part of a program approach
You’ll have the greatest success in weed management if you use an Enlist™ herbicide as part of a program approach for weed control in Enlist E3® soybeans. This method improves weed control, reduces weed competition during key stages of crop growth and helps manage herbicide resistance.
2. Application timing matters
Apply Enlist™ herbicides through the R2 or full flowering stage with Enlist E3® soybeans. That provides a wide application window for greater flexibility in weed control. Monitor weed size and spray:
3. Take advantage of tank-mix opportunities
The wide application window for an Enlist™ herbicide offers opportunities for you to tank mix with other qualified products, such as other herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. By tank-mixing herbicides, you can spray multiple modes of action in one pass. Plus, tank-mixing applications can save time and money with fewer trips across the field.
4. Optimize coverage with nozzle selection and water volume
Nozzle selection and water volume can maximize product performance by managing the interaction between application volume, nozzle flow rate, nozzle type, operating pressure, travel speed, nozzle spacing and droplet size. Here are key items to remember:
5. Check wind direction and speed
Monitor wind direction and speed, before and during an application. Be aware of shifting winds during your application.
6. Avoid temperature inversions
A temperature inversion occurs when a layer of warm air covers a layer of cooler air and acts like a lid, preventing the cooler air from rising and dissipating into the upper atmosphere. During a temperature inversion, spray particles can become trapped in the warmer layer of air and stay suspended until wind movement increases, resulting in off-target movement.
7. Clean sprayer tank properly after applying Enlist herbicides
Sprayer tank cleanout is simple with the Enlist weed control system. If the next crop you're spraying is glyphosate-tolerant corn, single-rinse the sprayer with water at least 10% of sprayer volume. For all other crops, triple-rinse with water at least 10% sprayer volume.
Download the Enlist Application Guide for a quick overview, or reference the Enlist Product Use Guide for more detailed information. You'll find information on application timing, nozzles, rates, volume, pressure and much more.
2. Tank cleanout
Sprayer tank cleanout is simple with the Enlist weed control system. If the next crop you're spraying is glyphosate-tolerant corn, single-rinse the sprayer with water at least 10% of sprayer volume. For all other crops, triple-rinse with water at least 10% sprayer volume. Read more in the Enlist sprayer cleanout guide.
3. Tank-mix partners
Pioneer field agronomists work hand-in-hand with Enlist field specialists to provide the best resources and answer your toughest questions about the Enlist weed control system. Contact your local Pioneer team to start the conversation if you have questions about Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans and the Enlist weed control system.
The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3® soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Dow AgroSciences LLC and M.S. Technologies, L.L.C.
Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® 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 One and Enlist Duo herbicides are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use in Enlist crops. Always read and follow label directions.
Liberty® and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of BASF.