CALGARY, — Corteva has announced plans for the commercial launch of Vorceed Enlist corn products in Canada. Farmers will have access to Vorceed Enlist corn technology in Pioneer brand corn and Brevant seeds to manage corn rootworm (CRW) pressure.
Vorceed Enlist corn combines three modes of action for above-ground insect protection and three modes of action for below-ground insect protection, including RNAi technology. It also includes tolerance to four herbicides – 2,4-D choline, glyphosate, glufosinate and FOPs – to help improve resistant weed management. Enlist Duo™ and Enlist™ 1 herbicides are the only 2,4-D formulations that are approved for use on Vorceed Enlist corn. Enlist herbicides, when used in accordance with the label, stay on target and have reduced potential for drift and near-zero volatility compared to traditional 2,4-D formulations.
“We are raising the bar for performance with Vorceed Enlist corn by offering Canadian farmers maximized yield potential, exceptional corn rootworm protection and more flexible weed management by leveraging our most advanced weed control technology,” said Jeremy Dirks, Vice President, Canada Commercial Business, Corteva Agriscience.
With three modes of action against CRW, Corteva field trials have shown an approximate 99% reduction in adult emergence of Western and Northern CRW compared to non-traited controls. As part of an overall CRW management strategy implementing best management practices, Vorceed Enlist can help reduce future CRW populations.
Enabled by the Enlist weed control system, Vorceed Enlist corn features tolerance to four herbicides, giving farmers several options to help manage tough and resistant weeds like waterhemp, Canada fleabane and late-season, emerged broadleaf weeds.
Vorceed Enlist corn will be available in limited quantities for 2024 planting, with ramp-up in a broader set of genetic backgrounds and maturities for the 2025 planting season.