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Millions of acres are switching to Enlist E3® soybeans in 2021. As momentum builds, we've received hundreds of questions from farmers who are excited to plant Enlist E3 soybeans. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this innovative soybean weed control system. If you have additional questions, contact your local Pioneer team or check out the resources below. And remember, always read and follow label directions.

  1. What over-the-top herbicides can I use with Enlist E3® soybeans?

    Enlist E3 soybeans have three herbicide tolerances — 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate — for over-the-top applications of Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® herbicides, as well as glufosinate and glyphosate. This allows you to use a program approach to optimize weed control and help control weeds in the current season while limiting development of herbicide-resistant weeds in the future.

  2. How are Enlist E3 soybeans different from dicamba-tolerant soybeans?

    Enlist E3 soybeans have a different combination of herbicide tolerances than dicamba-tolerant soybeans. The primary difference is that you can apply Enlist herbicides — Enlist One or Enlist Duo — over the top of Enlist E3 soybeans.

    Enlist herbicides have:

    • Near-zero volatility
    • Reduced physical drift potential
    • Better handling characteristics
    • A longer application window, through R2 or the full flowering stage
  3. Can I plant Enlist E3 soybeans if nearby fields are planted to dicamba-tolerant soybeans?

    Enlist E3 soybeans are compatible with soybeans without the Enlist trait. You can apply Enlist™ herbicides on Enlist E3® soybeans planted right next to these compatible crops without a buffer. Enlist E3 soybeans provide tolerance to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate; they are not tolerant to dicamba. See the Enlist product label or Enlist product use guide for more information.

  1. Can I grow Enlist E3 soybeans alongside other crops?

    Enlist herbicides feature near-zero volatility and reduced potential for physical drift so Enlist E3 soybeans can be grown near compatible crops. You can apply Enlist herbicides on Enlist E3 soybeans planted right next to these compatible crops without a buffer when the wind is blowing within labeled wind speed range. Common compatible crops include:

    • Soybeans without the Enlist™ trait
    • Corn
    • Wheat
    • Alfalfa
    • Rice
    • Peanuts
    • Sorghum

    Susceptible crops have a higher relative sensitivity to 2,4-D choline. It’s okay to spray when wind is blowing away from susceptible crops. Common susceptible crops include:

    • Cotton without Enlist trait
    • Grapes
    • Cucurbits
    • Fruiting vegetables
    • Tomatoes
    • Tobacco
  2. Can I control glyphosate-resistant weeds with the Enlist weed control system?

    The Enlist™ weed control system provides an effective tool to use against herbicide-resistant weeds including glyphosate-resistant weeds, including but not limited to:

    • Common ragweed
    • Giant ragweed
    • Lambsquarters
    • Marestail
    • Morningglory
    • Pigweed (including Palmer amaranth)
    • Velvetleaf
    • Waterhemp

    The Enlist trait provides flexibility to utilize a program approach to manage weeds with unique tools such as a tankmix of Enlist One and Liberty® herbicide.

  3. Should I use pre-emergence residual herbicides with the Enlist weed control program?

    A preemergence residual herbicide will set you up for better success when you make postemergence applications of an Enlist herbicide.

    Using a preemergence herbicide as part of an integrated program approach helps improve weed control, reduce weed competition during key stages of crop growth and manage herbicide resistance.

  1. What resources are available to help me with Enlist E3 soybeans and the Enlist weed control system?

    Local Pioneer Field Agronomists understand the unique challenges to your area and are experts in helping you select, plant and grow Enlist E3 soybeans. They 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 Pioneer Field Agronomist if you have questions about Pioneer® brand Enlist E3 soybeans and the Enlist weed control system. Visit our Enlist E3 Soybeans YouTube playlist to learn more about varieties or the Enlist system.

    For additional help with the Enlist weed control system, check out the following resources:

  2. Can I get Pioneer® brand Enlist E3 soybeans with the maturities and disease protection packages needed for my farm?

    Pioneer® brand Enlist E3 soybeans are available with relative maturities from groups 0 to 5, so you can choose the right maturities for your farm.

    In 2020, there were more than 300 on-farm trials of Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybean varieties to identify those with top-performing agronomic and defensive scores. The Pioneer brand Enlist E3 portfolio includes proven protection from a full range of common soybean diseases and pests, including:

    • Charcoal rot
    • Chlorosis
    • Frogeye leaf spot
    • Phytophthora
    • Soybean cyst nematode
    • Sudden death syndrome
    • White mold

    Contact your local Pioneer sales representative to discuss which Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybean varieties are right for your farm.

  3. How are the seed quality and yield potential with Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans?

    Enlist E3 soybeans from Pioneer have demonstrated performance and consistency across hundreds of test plots across the countrysee via the nation’s largest localized research and on-farm testing program. Last year’s data indicates Pioneer brand soybeans added up to $22.00 per acre income potential, yielding an avg. of 2.0 bu/a advantage againstFright competitive varieties.1 2

    We set the highest standard for seed quality throughout the production supply chain. Hear more from fellow farmers about their experiences with Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans.

  4. Where can I purchase Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans or get information specific to my area?

    Contact your local Pioneer team to discuss Enlist E3 varieties for your farm. From planning and planting to management and harvest, our local sales representatives can answer your questions and help you get the most out of Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans.



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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.

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¹Data is based on an average of 2020 comparisons made in the U.S. through Oct. 26, 2020. Comparisons are against all competitors, technology segment matched, unless otherwise stated, and within a +/- 3 RM of the competitive brand.

²Income/A advantage is calculated with the price of soybeans at $10.00 per bushel.