Chinese Import Approval of Enlist™ Corn Trait Makes Way for New Wave of Mycogen® Brand Corn Hybrids
The Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China approved the import of grain produced from corn containing the Enlist trait. This approval opens the door to a key export market for U.S. farmers.
“The launch of the Enlist corn trait provides U.S. farmers access to new high-yielding Mycogen brand corn genetics that provides them real value on their farms,” says Damon Palmer, Mycogen Seeds general manager. “That means higher yield potential and the ability for farmers to protect their investment with a more effective and cost-efficient weed control system. We are excited to be the first national seed company to deliver these options to farmers for 2018 planting.”
To help manage hard-to-control and herbicide-resistant weeds, the Enlist trait gives corn hybrids tolerance to Enlist Duo herbicide — a combination of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate — as well as FOP herbicides. Enlist Duo, registered for use in 34 states, features Colex-D® technology, which provides near-zero volatility, minimized potential for physical drift, low odor and improved handling characteristics.
New hybrids with the latest trait technology
“We strive to always help farmers find new opportunities to be better acre after acre,” Palmer says. “Our Mycogen brand hybrids feature strong agronomic characteristics that now will be coupled with the Enlist corn trait to enable exceptional weed control and herbicide application flexibility to enhance our existing cutting-edge corn portfolio.”
Farmers understand the value of planting elite genetics and protecting those genetics with superior weed and insect control.
“Mycogen isn’t a follower like other seed companies,” says Brian Birkel, a Nebraska farmer. “Dow AgroSciences and Mycogen, to me, are innovators. That’s probably the biggest reason we plant Mycogen on my farm.”
For more information about Mycogen brand hybrids with the Enlist™ corn trait, contact your local Mycogen representative or visit Mycogen.com.
To watch a video from farmers who planted Mycogen® brand corn with the Enlist trait as part of a stewarded introduction, visit the Mycogen Seeds YouTube channel.
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