The commercialization of the Enlist soybean trait is still dependent on import approval from the Philippines. China was the big hurdle, but that approval was made earlier this month. Peterson Farms Seed agronomy manager Adam Spelhaug says Enlist E3 soybeans are being marketed for the 2019 growing season. “We’re allowing our dealers to put reservations in for farmers.” Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to Roundup, Liberty and 2, 4-D choline. Spelhaug says seed supply is good. “We probably stuck our neck out more than anybody,” said Spelhaug. “While the trait was being held up for the past three or four years, the breeding wasn’t held up and the advancements for agronomics, like SCN and IDC, are there.” Spelhaug expects the Philippine decision on Enlist should be out within the first quarter.
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