Apr. 1, 2021
As millions of new acres are planted to Enlist E3® soybeans this spring, Pioneer is working to ensure farmers have the information they need to make the best management decisions for their operations.
A new online resource from Pioneer allows farmers to submit their questions about Enlist E3 soybeans and get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).
“We expect farmers to plant Enlist E3 soybeans on approximately 30 percent of U.S. soybean acres in 2021,” said Brent Wilson, Pioneer Product Line and Agronomy Lead. “Whether farmers are planting these beans for the first time or evaluating the system for next growing season, Pioneer is ready to help. We have one of the largest localized research testing programs in the country, and we want to share that knowledge to help make growers more successful.”
The resource draws on results from hundreds of on-farm trials of Enlist E3 soybeans and thousands of data points to help farmers make decisions.
Matt Essick, Pioneer Agronomy Manager, regularly receives questions about Enlist E3 soybeans and believes that will continue as farmers move from planting into application season.
“Farmers have been asking great questions about variety selection and how to best manage the Enlist™ weed control system,” Essick said. “As we move into summer, we know farmers will have questions about herbicide application, especially how they can harness the power of three herbicide modes of action to control glyphosate-resistant and other hard-to-control weeds.”
Navigating a new system
Fifth-generation South Dakota farmer Morgan Holler grew Pioneer® brand Enlist E3 soybeans in 2020 and said Pioneer helped him make the transition to a new herbicide system. When considering Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans, his primary questions centered around weed control and variety selection.
“Kochia and waterhemp are my main problem weeds, but I need something that will control all my weeds and make life simpler,” Holler said. “We were really surprised with how clean our fields were, and the yields were comparable to other beans on our farm.”
Holler said the longer application window with Enlist™ herbicides allows him to control weeds during the summer months and make agronomic decisions based on field conditions rather than herbicide application deadlines. Along the way, his Pioneer field agronomist answered his questions and provided invaluable insights for success.
“Our Pioneer field agronomist is a wealth of knowledge, and we turn to him for a lot of information,” Holler said. “He’s an important part of the seed decision process because he’s very familiar with the agronomics in our area. When we have questions, he helps us navigate those challenges and gets us the answers we need.”
Holler will plant 100% of his soybean acres to Pioneer brand Enlist E3 soybeans in 2021 and said the Enlist weed control system works well if farmers follow the label directions and use resources from Pioneer, including the local field agronomists and FAQ resource.
Visit the new FAQ resource at www.Pioneer.com/EnlistE3FAQ.