Mycogen Seeds Launches Hybrids with Enlist™ Trait to Meet Farmers’ Needs
Hybrids provide tolerance to Enlist Duo® herbicide for industry-leading weed control

Tuesday, August, 29, 2017 12:00 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS — For the 2017-18 season, the Mycogen® brand corn portfolio features more new, advanced genetics than ever before. Plus, for the first time, Mycogen brand hybrids include the Enlist trait so farmers have access to a more effective weed control program and options to help prevent future weed resistance.

“We’re excited to release new genetics for high-yielding hybrids that will drive real value on farms across the country,” says Brent Stauffacher, corn portfolio marketing leader, Mycogen Seeds. “That means higher yield potential and the ability for farmers to protect their investments with a more cost-efficient and effective weed control system.”

Enlist corn hybrids provide tolerance to Enlist Duo® herbicide — a combination of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate — to help manage hard-to-control and herbicide-resistant weeds. Enlist Duo features Colex-D® technology, which enables near-zero volatility, minimized potential for physical drift, low odor and improved handling characteristics. The two modes of action in Enlist Duo, combined with a program approach, deliver control of weeds that would otherwise use crop moisture and nutrients and rob yield.

Farmers who’ve tried Mycogen brand hybrids with the Enlist trait as part of the stewarded launch are excited with the results they’ve seen.

“Now, we can use Enlist Duo as a new tool with our Mycogen hybrids,” says Illinois-based farmer Jim Koeller, who has trialed Mycogen Enlist hybrids.

“Some weed species are becoming harder and harder to manage,” Koeller says. “All you have to do is look at the list of glyphosate-resistant weeds and you’ll see that list is growing. And it’s also growing by region. Enlist Duo provides two modes of action that help control those hard-to-kill weeds.”

Hybrids available for the first time with the Enlist trait
New for next year, Mycogen Seeds offers 35 corn hybrids with the Enlist trait. The new Mycogen® Enlist hybrids also are available with Roundup Ready® Corn 2 technology, plus PowerCore® or SmartStax® trait technology, delivering best-in-class weed and insect control to help farmers protect the yield potential of Mycogen genetics.

“Farmers are using weed control options that often require tank mixes of multiple herbicides, on average costing $17.52 per acre for a postemergence application,” Stauffacher says. “Farmers who plant Mycogen brand hybrids with the Enlist corn trait now can apply Enlist Duo as part of a weed control program that will be a more cost-effective solution.”

Featured corn hybrids with the Enlist trait

  • MY01D86 — 101 RM: Widely adapted hybrid with consistent yield and reliable agronomics, including strong stalks, roots and late-season intactness.
  • MY04S86 — 104 RM: High-yielding hybrid with consistent performance across a wide range of soil types and environments. 
  • MY05U06 — 105 RM: Widely adapted hybrid with excellent yield stability and wide east-to-west adaptation.
  • MY06R36 — 106 RM: Widely adapted hybrid for multiple soil types and environments with very good yield stability.
  • MY09V46 — 109 RM: High-yielding, widely adapted hybrid for a wide range of soil types and environments.

Additional new hybrids for 2018

  • MY00J47 RA — 100 RM: Widely adapted hybrid with consistent yield and reliable agronomics.
  • MY04Y97 RA — 104 RM: High-yielding, widely adapted hybrid with fast drydown and good Goss’s wilt tolerance.
  • MY09R37 RA — 109 RM: Consistent yield performance with dependable agronomics.
  • MY10Y47 RA — 110 RM: Great agronomics and consistent yield performance in the central and eastern Corn Belt.
  • MY11B25 RA — 111 RM: High-yielding, central- and eastern-adapted hybrid.
  • MY13C17 RA — 113 RM: Attractive product with solid agronomics and wide adaptability.

“I see Mycogen as a leader and that has a lot to do with our choice of hybrids,” Koeller adds.

“We work relentlessly to bring the best genetic options to farmers. Hybrids with the Enlist trait have some of the best genetics available from Mycogen to date with strong agronomics and high yield potential,” Stauffacher says. “With the latest genetics and the Enlist corn trait, our 2018 hybrid lineup is one way we can help farmers be better acre after acre.” 

Farmers interested in the latest genetics, and finding the right fit for their acres, should contact a local Mycogen Seeds retailer, sales representative or agronomist, or visit Mycogen.com/Products.

About Mycogen Seeds
Mycogen Seeds offers leading genetics in corn, soybeans, silage corn, sunflowers and canola. A seed company of Dow AgroSciences LLC, Mycogen Seeds maintains a robust global research and development program to bring growers high-performance genetics with the latest trait technologies. Mycogen Seeds is committed to helping growers be better acre after acre with dependable seed, smart ideas and hard work. For more information about Mycogen® brand products, visit Mycogen.com or follow Mycogen Seeds on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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