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DowDupont Launches Enlist E3 Technology

Per the company, system is one of the largest soybean technology launches ever

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DowDuPont 's DWDP Agriculture Division - Corteva Agriscience - intends to commercially launch Enlist E3 soybeans in the United States, Canada and Brazil starting this year.

Also, the unit plans to expand the launch of Qrome products across the U.S. Corn Belt.

Per the company, it is one of the largest soybean technology system launches ever.

Enlist E3™ soybeans were jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences and MS Technologies. Both Enlist E3™ soybeans and grain produced from Qrome® corn products received import authorization from China in January 2019.

Enlist E3™ Soybeans
Enlist E3™ soybeans will be offered in Brazil, Canada and the U.S. across all Corteva Agriscience seed brands. Commercial sales will begin in 2019; timing will vary by country.

First-half 2019 activities will focus on expanding grower experiences with Enlist E3™ soybeans through demonstration plots, field technology days and other opportunities. Second-half 2019 activities will focus on commercial sales efforts. Robust ramp-up plans and extensive seed production will ensure that Enlist E3™ soybeans are broadly available to farmers in 2020.

Corteva Agriscience is also engaged with numerous potential seed trait licensees and intends to broadly license Enlist E3™ soybean technology. This will enable farmers around the world to have broader choice and flexibility in selecting herbicide tolerance traits, genetics and crop protection solutions.

"Enlist E3™ soybeans are industry-leading triple-stack herbicide tolerant soybeans that allow Corteva Agriscience to better serve farmers with complementary seed and crop protection products," said Collins. "The fully-enabled launch of Enlist E3™ soybeans follows the successful introduction of top performing Enlist™ cotton varieties and Enlist™ corn hybrids in 2017 and 2018, respectively."

The Enlist E3™ soybean trait provides tolerance to new 2,4-D choline in Enlist Duo® and Enlist One™ herbicides, as well as glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides. Enlist Duo® herbicide is a combination of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate, a convenient blend for control of tough broadleaf and grass weeds. Enlist One™ herbicide is a 2,4-D choline product offering the same excellent broadleaf weed control with greater tank-mix flexibility, including the ability to tank mix with qualified glufosinate products.

Growers can apply Enlist™ herbicides post-emergence to Enlist E3™ soybeans to help control glyphosate-resistant weeds; additional tolerance to glufosinate means they can utilize three post-emergence herbicide modes of action in Enlist E3™ soybean fields. With near-zero volatility and reduced potential for physical drift, Enlist™ herbicides with Colex-D® technology are designed to land and stay on target.

Qrome® Product Technology

Introductory quantities of Qrome® products will be available in the Pioneer® brand for 2019 planting across expanded geographies in the U.S. Corn Belt. For the 2020 growing season, Qrome® products are planned across a wide range of genetic platforms and maturities in Corteva Agriscience™ seed brands. Farmers who planted Pioneer® brand Qrome® products as part of limited launch in 2017 and 2018 across the Western U.S. Corn Belt reported strong performance and high yields.

"Qrome® products are the most optimized balance of insect protection and agronomic performance in the Corteva Agriscience product portfolio," said Collins.

Qrome® products feature a novel molecular stack of multiple insect protection traits and include two modes of action to control corn rootworm. Pioneer® brand Qrome® products have consistently delivered an average 5.5 bushel yield advantage over legacy triple-stack technology in multi-year research trials. In 2018 on-farm trials, Qrome® products held an average 10.2 bushel per acre advantage over all competitive products tested2.

Enlist E3™ soybeans are approved for cultivation in the U.S., Canada and Brazil. Qrome® products are approved for cultivation in the U.S. and Canada. Both Enlist E3™ soybeans and grain produced from Qrome® corn products have received import authorization in many importing countries, most recently in China. For additional information about the status of regulatory authorizations, please visit biotradestatus.com.

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