Dow, ADM team on protocol to provide growers access to Enlist soybeans

enlist logoDow AgroSciences has partnered with Archer Daniel Midland on a closed-loop system designed to provide growers access to Enlist E3 soybeans and allow them to deliver their crop to customers within North America.

Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to applications of 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate, allowing growers to control weeds resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides.

The Dow AgroSciences program requires participating farmers to adhere to a comprehensive, robust set of protocols designed to ensure the soybeans reach specific ADM facilities, which will process them for use in North American markets only. Farmers will deliver their Enlist E3 soybean crop to one of four designated ADM plants:

• Mankato, Minnesota
• Frankfort, Indiana
• Mexico, Missouri
• Deerfield, Missouri

“We’ve put a lot of thought into the best way to manage the process,” Vertin says. “We’re confident in the collaboration with ADM and in providing farmers access to the Enlist system to control their toughest weeds.”

Details of the program will be made available through participating seed companies in fall 2017 for the 2018 planting season. For more information and to find out how to participate in this program, visit

Dow AgroSciences continues to pursue additional import approvals for Enlist E3 soybeans. Currently, China and the European Union have not approved the Enlist trait for soybeans.

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