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EPA Approves Enlist Duo in Nine Additional States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its approval of Enlist Duo herbicide for use in nine additional states, including Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma and North Dakota.

The Enlist Weed Control System, which comprises Enlist Duo with Colex-D Technology, is the only herbicide to combine glyphosate with the new 2,4-D choline for weed control in corn and soybeans, according to Dow AgroSciences. When EPA registered Enlist Duo for use with Enlist corn and soybeans in October 2014, it originally was only approved for use in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Dow AgroSciences reports that grower feedback from on-farm trials overwhelmingly rated the weed control with Enlist Duo herbicide higher than their current weed control system. In addition, the company notes that growers were impressed by the lack of drift and volatility.

Dow AgroSciences will launch Enlist Duo in conjunction with a stewarded introduction of Enlist corn and seed production of Enlist soybeans in 2015.  

Dow AgroSciences will continue to work closely with state regulatory authorities to obtain local approvals. Regulatory approvals are pending for Enlist cotton.