Corteva, Inc. is accelerating the ramp-up of Enlist E3 soybeans to U.S. and Canadian farmers over the next five years.
Corteva continues to see strong demand for the technology and expects planted acreage projections in 2020 to approach 20% of the U.S. market.
“The decision to accelerate production of Enlist E3 soybeans, along with the Enlist One and Enlist Duo herbicides, ahead of the 2021 selling season reflects our continued focus on rapidly ramping up differentiated technology solutions that we expect will enable greater choice and value for growers over time,” said James C. Collins, Jr., Corteva Chief Executive Officer.
Enlist E3 soybeans are a triple-stack of herbicide tolerance, jointly developed and owned by M.S. Technologies, L.L.C. They incorporate glyphosate and glufosinate and enable use of Corteva’s new 2,4-D formulations in Enlist One and Enlist Duo.
Corteva is expected to reduce the volume of products with the Roundup Ready 2 Yield and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend herbicide tolerance traits beginning in 2021, with expected minimal use of the trait platform after the completion of the ramp-up of the Enlist weed control system.
Corteva also recently received import authorization in China for the Conkesta soybean insect control trait, which will be offered as a stack with the Enlist E3 soybean herbicide trait in Latin America in the early 2020s.