The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station is breeding new soybean varieties, adapted for conditions in Arkansas, with the Enlist E3 soybean trait.
According to the Leandro Mozzoni, the station’s soybean breeder, this soybean trait will enable farmers to have greater weed control options. The soybeans with this trait are tolerant to 2,4-D choline, glufosinate and glyphosate.
“It opens up an opportunity to spray post-emergence three different technologies, and that should help with weed management,” he said in a statement. “Accessing this particular trait lets us serve every farmer in a direct fashion.”
Mozzoni started work on the Enlist E3 trait in 2020, and he expects to have the first soybeans into the Arkansas Variety Trails by 2023. At that point, the Division of Agriculture will commercially out-license the soybean varieties.
This soybean trait was licensed to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture from Corteva Agriscience and M.S. Technologies. These entities jointly developed and own the soybean technology.