Roughly 35 percent of all soybean acres planted this year are expected to be Enlist E3 soybeans. In their second year, Don Gehrls, soybean marketing lead for Pioneer, says he’s excited to see yield data roll in.
“We expect good things again based on what we’ve seen the last couple years with growers who have planted Pioneer’s Enlist E3 soybeans—they’ve been really, really satisfied with yield,” he says. “We’ve tog two different herbicide systems that folks are comparing, and we’ve had a lot of growers that have done side-by-side comparisons that have planted full fields. They’re not noticing much of a difference between the old Pioneer Xtend variety they planted with the new Pioneer E3 variety.”
Gehrls says that Pioneer has already begun taking seed orders for 2022.
“Right now we’re seeing even more demand than what we expected and a fairly aggressive ramp up for 2022,” he says. “There’s a lot of momentum around Enlist E3.”
With so many herbicide options for soybeans, Gehrls says that that’s a decision point for a lot of farmers. For them, flexibility is important.
“Growers are not looking for something that can make their life any more complicated than it is,” says Gehrls. “We’ve heard good feedback about that with the Enlist system and Enlist E3 soybeans. We’ve got more tank mix flexibilities, there’s a greater spray timing flexibility window, and there’s less complicated buffer requirements.”
For more information on Enlist E3 Soybeans, contact your local Pioneer dealer.