The Enlist™ System in Soybeans

Jonathan Williams, Southern Product Agronomist
January 22, 2019

With the recent announcement of Chinese-approval of the Enlist E3™ soybean trait, many farmers are anxious to learn more about this new technology. The Enlist E3 soybean trait technology gives you options to control weeds that you have never seen before. With resistance to three different herbicides, (2,4-D Choline, Glufosinate and Glyphosphate,) you have the flexibility to use multiple options in your herbicide program throughout the growing season.

Along with Glyphosphate and Glufosinate herbicide resistance, Enlist soybeans also have a resistance to a new herbicide formulation known as 2, 4-D Choline, also known as Enlist. Although a different formulation from the old ester and amine 2, 4-D herbicides you may be used to, it works similarly as a Group 4 PGR.

The application window is much larger with the Enlist system than expected. Enlist may be sprayed on soybeans up to the R2 stage, and there is no buffer when sprayed against non-susceptible crops (including non-Enlist soybeans.) It is advised not to spray at all when the wind is blowing toward susceptible crops including but not limited to cotton, grapes, and tomatoes.

Wind speed recommendations are between 3-10mph, and when temperature inversion is unlikely. Some states have adopted more rules concerning wind speed, consulting with state laws in your area is recommended. Application rate of Enlist One is 2 pints/acre, while Enlist Duo is 4.75 pints/acre. Enlist herbicide is also NOT an RUP (restricted-use pesticide.) Nozzle recommendations, tank-mix partners, and crop info is available at

Quick Facts & Application Guidelines for Enlist E3 Soybeans

Keep in touch with your local Hoegemeyer agronomists and rep for news as it is released. More information on the Enlist program can be found at