Enlist Duo Herbicide Moves Toward Registration

May 1, 2014 05:19 AM
Enlist Duo Herbicide Moves Toward Registration

The Environmental Protection Agency is currently seeking comments on its proposed decision to register the new herbicide.

Source: Dow AgroSciences

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced April 30 its proposed decision to register Enlist Duo™ from Dow AgroSciences. Enlist Duo is the herbicide for use with the Enlist™ Weed Control system.

The EPA also opened a 30-day comment period, giving growers and others an opportunity to provide input on Enlist Duo herbicide before the agency makes its final registration decision.

Enlist Duo™ is a proprietary blend of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate. By combining two modes of action, Dow AgroSciences says the new herbicide will control and help prevent further development of herbicide-resistant weeds. The herbicide features Colex-D™ Technology, which will help minimize potential for physical drift, provide ultra-low volatility, reduce odor and offer better handling characteristics.

In its "Proposed Registration of Enlist Duo Herbicide" released April 30, EPA says it has a "full and scientifically robust data set on 2,4-D" with respect to human health. Regulatory agencies in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Japan, Australia and the U.S., have authorized the use of 2,4-D since 2001 using modern regulatory requirements.

The draft label for Enlist Duo™ includes proposed registration for Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Dow AgroSciences is working with the EPA to expand the list of states in time for the technology’s launch.

Comment Period Opens

To show support for Enlist Duo™ herbicide with Colex-D™ Technology in the comment period, sign the petition at AdvanceFarming.com/petition.htm or leave a comment on the EPA docket.

Pending regulatory approvals, Dow AgroSciences expects to launch Enlist corn and Enlist soybeans in 2015, with Enlist E3™ soybeans and Enlist cotton to follow.

For additional information about the Enlist Weed Control System, visit Enlist.com or view this EPA fact sheet.

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