Research Confirms Enlist System Provides Greater Than 95 Percent Control of Problem Weeds

  Research Confirms Enlist System Provides Greater Than 95 Percent Control of
  Problem Weeds

  Technology Will Help Diversify Approach, Address Urgent Challenge of Weed

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- February 7, 2013

Weed resistance is getting increasingly worse across American farmland, and
the Enlist™ Weed Control System will be an important tool for farmers to
control several difficult-to-manage weed species, according to research
presented at the just-completed  Weed Science Society of America’s (WSSA)
national meeting in Baltimore, Md. Results from dozens of studies during the
past two years indicate a program approach including Enlist Duo™ herbicide
with Colex-D™ Technology will provide greater than 95 percent control of
several key weed species that are tough-to-control or glyphosate resistant. In
addition, Colex-D Technology used with best application practices reduced
drift by up to 90 percent compared to other 2,4-D and glyphosate herbicide

Researchers from Dow AgroSciences and a university collaborator shared data
and details relating to the company’s highly anticipated Enlist™ Weed Control
System which is awaiting regulatory approvals.

“The base chemistry in the Enlist system is the most extensively studied
herbicide in American agriculture, and our most recent data confirms that our
new innovative formulation will enable farmers to keep troublesome weeds under
control,” says Mark Peterson, global biology leader for the Enlist system, Dow

Peterson also spoke on a panel regarding the path forward for
herbicide-resistant weed management. The scientist reinforced there is broad
agreement among all involved in the discussion that the best way to address
resistant weeds is to provide greater diversity to weed management programs.

“Herbicides have been shown to be a key part of efficient, sustainable weed
management systems that maximize production while preserving soil and water
resources,” Peterson said. “It is important to note that herbicide-tolerant
crops have enabled great advances in soil conservation and carbon
sequestration – having farmers go back to widespread tillage to control weeds
will negate those environmental advances. New technologies, such as Enlist,
will enable more modes of action, increasing weed management diversity and

As Dow AgroSciences works to take technology from the lab to the field,
information was also presented about advancements in the best-in-class
educational and training tools being developed to help farmers as part of an
integrated system. The company has developed Enlist™ Ahead, a management
resource designed for farmers that will focus on responsible use of the
technology as well as education and best practice recommendations.

“The team at Dow AgroSciences is continuing to educate farmers and applicators
about the best ways to ensure the Enlist system is effective in the short term
and also for its longevity going into the future. Enlist Ahead is our approach
to this on-going dialogue," says Brian Olson, field scientist, Dow

About Dow AgroSciences

Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, develops leading-edge
crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions to meet the challenges of
the growing world. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow
Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $6.4 billion in 2012. Learn
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™Colex-D, Enlist and Enlist Duo are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company
(“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow. Components of the Enlist Weed Control
System have not yet received regulatory approvals; approvals are pending. The
information presented here is not an offer for sale. Enlist Duo herbicide is
not yet registered for sale or use as a component of the Enlist Weed Control
System. Always read and follow label directions. ©2013 Dow AgroSciences LLC


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