Harvest is all about yield and product evaluation, but don’t miss the opportunity to improve your herbicide program.
As you combine soybeans, you may discover that certain weeds had a bigger impact on your crop than you realized. If so, note weed pressure at harvest and consider evolving your approach next season.
Kacee Kreischer, Brevant™ seeds retail product agronomist in northwestern Ohio, said several weeds gave farmers in her area major headaches in 2021.
“Our biggest weed issues were some of those that we typically deal with, such as giant ragweed, marestail, waterhemp and grasses,” Kreischer said. “But we also had a lot of thistle this year, and it was really bad in some parts of my territory.”
If your weed control didn’t meet expectations last season, newer options are available in soybeans. Brevant™ brand Enlist E3® soybeans offer greater flexibility with a wider application window to manage weeds later in the season. Plus, with Enlist One® herbicide, you get the ability to tank-mix with Liberty® herbicide and many other qualified herbicides for extra weed control power.
Many agronomists reported success with the Enlist™ weed control system in 2021 and are recommending Enlist E3 soybeans as the go-to technology for next year.
“The feedback I have received on Enlist E3 soybeans is that farmers and retailers love the herbicide system,” Kreischer said. “It’s easy to use and provides excellent weed control with many benefits over other soybean herbicide systems.”
Better weed control combined with improved peace of mind is a refrain heard across Midwestern states. John Long is a retail product agronomist for Brevant seeds in Iowa, and he’s heard positive comments at the farm gate and retail locations.
“Farmers are overwhelmingly happy with the weed control with their Brevant brand Enlist E3 soybeans. They are not as concerned about off-target movement with the ultra-low volatility of Enlist herbicides,” Long said. “By managing weeds with the Enlist weed control system, they have a better foundation. They’ve been able to take care of business up front, and they haven’t had to worry as much about weed escapes.”
Evaluate a new technology with your retailer
Brevant brand Enlist E3 soybeans come in maturities from 0.0 to 4.9. Many varieties have resistance to soybean cyst nematodes and tolerance to diseases such as sudden death syndrome, stem canker and frogeye leaf spot. With industry-leading genetics backed by Corteva Agriscience, Brevant brand Enlist E3 soybeans yielded 1 more bushel per acre than the competition.1 And that's just the beginning.
“We have a lot of exciting new things coming for soybean varieties in 2022,” Long said. “Every year that we have Enlist E3 soybeans, we get agronomic improvement and higher yields.”
Long encourages farmers to visit with their retailers to formulate a game plan and discuss questions they have about switching to a new herbicide system. Those notes made from the combine will provide retailers with additional information to help them make the best recommendation for your farm.
For more advice on choosing Brevant brand Enlist E3 soybeans or managing the Enlist weed control system, connect with your local ag retailer. You can find your retailer at Brevant.com/Retail.
1 Brevant 2019 on-farm trials; 695 comparisons within 3 days of relative maturity.
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