Soy Growers Support Expanded Enlist Duo Registration

The American Soybean Association filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency supporting the addition of 19 states for Enlist Duo registration. The herbicide is already registered in 15 states.
“ASA has provided comments on this registration previously and our position is unchanged: there is a critical need for new technology to address the problem of glyphosate-resistant and hard to control weeds. This product helps to meet Wilkinsthat need: Enlist Duo, when used with Enlist Duo herbicide, enables reduced tillage systems to be successful,” ASA President Richard Wilkins wrote. “We agree with the Agency’s conclusion that, the pairing of two well-established herbicides into a systems approach with a GE crop will allow growers and applicators the opportunity to control many weeds in a way which fulfills the important principle of using multiple mechanisms of action, which the weed science community has been touting for many years.”
With this approval, Enlist Duo will be approved in 34 states, where the vast majority of soybeans are grown: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
The full text of ASA’s comments can be found here.
American Soybean Association