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Corteva Agriscience launches Enlist E3 soybean and Qrome corn products

Corteva Agriscience announces plans for commercial launches of Enlist E3 soybeans in Brazil, Canada and the United States in 2019. The Company also announced plans to expand the launch of Qrome corn hybrid products across the U.S. Corn Belt.


January 21, 2019
By Corteva Agriscience

Both Enlist E3 soybeans and grain produced from Qrome corn products received import authorization from China in January 2019. Enlist E3 soybeans and Qrome corn products are among more than 20 new technologies that Corteva Agriscience plans to launch by 2021.

The Enlist E3 soybeans incorporate herbicide tolerance through three modes of action an enable growers to use Enlist One and Enlist Duo herbicides. Enlist E3 soybeans were jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences and MS Technologies.

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, with Enlist E3 soybeans to be broadly available to farmers in 2020. For the first half of 2019, Corteva will facilitate 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.

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 blend for control of tough broadleaf and grass weeds. Enlist One herbicide is a 2,4-D choline product offering broadleaf weed control with 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. Enlist herbicides are also noted to have reduced potential for physical drift.

Qrome Product Technology
For 2019, introductory quantities of Qrome products will be available in the Pioneer brand for planting across 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.

Qrome products include 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.

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, visit http://www.biotradestatus.com/.