Though it feels like we’ve been talking about Enlist E3™ soybeans forever, the fact is, this is a new technology for farmers and that means a lot of questions. Fortunately, we’ve been growing these varieties on our farm for the past 4 years so we’ve got knowledge to share.
Here are the most common questions I’m hearing from farmers about the Enlist E3 soybean system:
Q: Have all export requirements been met?
A: Yes. Enlist E3 soybeans have full approval from all key importers of U.S. soybeans.
Every major elevator we’ve spoken with in our region has agreed to purchase Enlist
soybeans this fall.
Q: Can I spray Liberty on Enlist E3 soybeans?
A: Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant, and always have been, to Glyphosate (Roundup),
Glufosinate (Liberty) and 2,4-D Choline.
Q: Why should I consider trying Enlist E3 soybeans?
A: Enlist E3 soybeans incorporate the newest genetics with good agronomics, a full
maturity spectrum, and they provide excellent weed control with an easy to use
herbicide. The Enlist system is very flexible and fits any farmer’s operation.
Q: Are there Enlist soybeans available to purchase this year?
A: Yes! Peterson Farms Seed stuck our neck out there and grew a large supply of Enlist beans. 11 varieties in all ranging from Group 00 to Mid-Group 2.
Q: Do Enlist E3 soybeans out-yield Xtend?
A: Yes and No. Every field is different. But after reviewing both plots and seed production
fields, we believe the varieties that incorporate the newest traits (Enlist, Xtend, LLGT27)
show yields that are on par with each other.
Q: Will Enlist E3 soybeans be affected by Dicamba drift?
A: Yes. Enlist E3 soybeans are no more tolerant to dicamba than a Liberty variety.
Q: What are the top weeds controlled by Enlist?
A: Enlist herbicide works very well against Waterhemp, Common & Giant Ragweed,
Volunteer Canola, Marestail and Lambsquarters. Liberty still provides excellent control
Q: What is the difference between Enlist Duo and Enlist One?
A: Enlist Duo is the herbicide mix of Glyphosate and 2,4-D Choline. Enlist One is the
standalone 2,4-D Choline herbicide that can be tank-mixed with many different
herbicides. Check out EnlistTankMix.com for more information.
More questions? Reach out to us at agronomy@petersonfarmsseed. We’re always happy to talk to farmers.
Check out our 11 Enlist E3 soybean varieties here.