To give farmers the best control of tough and resistant weeds, Corteva Agriscience and BASF are now recommending the use of Liberty and Enlist One herbicides on Enlist E3 soybean and Enlist cotton acres. These two leading herbicides offer control of broadleaf weeds including waterhemp, pigweed, kochia, marestail and ragweed species.
“The combination of Enlist One plus Liberty herbicide is lights out on tough pigweed and waterhemp,” says Shawna Hubbard, Trait Herbicide Product Manager, Corteva Agriscience. “Using both products postemergence will help farmers get the cleanest fields they’ve seen in years in areas infested with tough weeds. That’s why Liberty herbicide is now Corteva’s recommended glufosinate for use with the Enlist weed control system.”
Better control via multiple modes of action
Enlist E3 soybeans and Enlist cotton give farmers flexibility in their herbicide selection with tolerance to 2,4-D choline in Enlist herbicides, glufosinate in Liberty herbicide, and glyphosate. This allows farmers and applicators to employ multiple herbicide sites of action. These herbicides offer a strong combination featuring flexibility for farmers.
Growers have trusted Liberty herbicide to deliver consistent weed control with its unique patented formulation, the companies noted in an announcement. “It has consistently controlled broadleaves and grasses on millions of acres for many years and has no known resistance in U.S. row crops.”
By using Enlist and Liberty herbicides on the same acre, farmers will gain weed control while helping sustain the long-term efficacy of both herbicides. They give farmers options: Spray these two products at one time with a tank mix of Enlist One plus Liberty herbicide or in planned sequential passes of Liberty herbicide and Enlist Duo herbicide.
“Farmers need flexibility and options in their herbicide programs to control resistant weeds,” says Kate Greif, BASF Liberty Herbicide Product Manager. “Utilizing multiple, effective sites of action in a planned program delivers consistent performance this season, while increasing the long-term sustainability of these chemistries for future seasons. The collaboration between Corteva and BASF gives farmers deeper insights and improved recommendations to combat tough-to-control weeds through two effective postemergence herbicides in Enlist E3 soybean and Enlist cotton fields.”
Convenient, consistent control
The Enlist weed control system builds on single-traited herbicide systems by giving farmers more weed control options.
Farmers should use a program approach that includes starting with effective residuals, followed by Enlist One and Liberty herbicides. This provides more options to keep fields weed free all summer long.
Bringing multiple sites of action into the weed control program helps increase overall weed control, curb the development of resistant weeds and sustain the long-term viability of these technologies.
According to University of Illinois research, selection for glyphosate-resistant waterhemp within 4 to 6 years was 83% less likely in a field where 2.5 modes of action were used than in a field where only 1.5 modes of action were used.
In addition, because of the inherent stability of 2,4-D choline, adding Liberty herbicide in the tank with Enlist One herbicide does not increase the potential for volatility due to acidification. Retailers, applicators and farmers can also feel confident adding qualified AMS products listed on EnlistTankMix.com to optimize performance.
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Saving money along the way
Liberty herbicide – like Enlist herbicides – is now part of the Enlist Ahead rewards program. This means farmers can earn an additional rebate when pairing Liberty herbicide with Enlist herbicides on Enlist crops. See Enlist.com or your crop protection retailer for details.