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Dow AgroSciences Launches Enlist Cotton

Growers now have access to Enlist cotton for the 2016 season. Enlist cotton provides crop tolerance to Enlist Duo herbicide — a combination of glyphosate and new 2,4-D choline — and full tolerance to glufosinate herbicides.
Enlist cotton will be available in PhytoGen cottonseed. It will be stacked with Genuity Roundup Ready Flex and WideStrike 3 Insect Protection.
“This marks the first trait within the Enlist weed control system to be launched,” says Brian Barker, U.S. seeds general manager, Dow AgroSciences. “Dow AgroSciences is excited to bring forward this innovative technology in PhytoGen cottonseed to U.S. cotton growers for the 2016 season. It provides the much-needed, improved weed control to help maximize yield.”
Pending import approvals, Dow AgroSciences also anticipates the launch of Enlist corn in 2016.
Enlist soybeans will be managed in 2016 as part of an expanded Dow AgroSciences Field Forward program as additional import approvals are obtained. Field Forward provides growers an opportunity to experience the company’s newest technologies before they are commercially available.
Growers participating in the Field Forward program will grow Enlist soybeans for seed production. Dow AgroSciences will manage the seed production throughout the season, including handling and storage after harvest.