Press Release •  12/1/2023

Expanded Farmer Access to Corteva’s Enlist® Herbicides Anticipated for 2024 Growing Season

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Dec. 1, 2023 — After successfully completing a comprehensive Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation process, Corteva Agriscience’s innovative Enlist® herbicides are poised for expanded use in formerly restricted counties in key growing regions across the U.S.

The rigorous ESA review was initially conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), then largely confirmed and refined by consultation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). The result is a Final Biological Opinion (BiOp) that supports the elimination of the whole-county restrictions that were newly imposed in January 2022 based on EPA’s ESA risk assessment, including counties in Texas and Georgia, broadening farmers’ future access to this unique and effective system for sustainable weed control.*

“With its near-zero volatility and reduced potential for physical drift, the Enlist system has become a leading choice for effective and neighbor-friendly control of the toughest weeds,” said Robert King, Executive Vice President, Crop Protection Business, Corteva Agriscience. “The issuance of the Final BiOp supports the EPA’s review and the removal of county-wide restrictions, ultimately providing more farmers with certainty and access to effective, and more sustainable, weed control options.” 

Applicators should continue to abide by current product labels until supplemental labels are issued. Please consult with your local sales professional about how these upcoming changes may apply to individual operations. In addition to following current label guidelines, growers and applicators should refer to the Endangered Species Protection Bulletins, which will include targeted, sub-county restrictions in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas.

View the full Biological Opinion here:

* Correction: Release has been updated to reflect that the removal of whole county restrictions was in reference to the newly restricted counties impacted by the January 2022 registration.  This action does not change the status of those states and counties that have never undergone ESA review and assessment for Enlist herbicide use and where Enlist herbicides have never been registered for use.

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About Corteva

Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a global pure-play agriculture company that combines industry-leading innovation, high-touch customer engagement and operational execution to profitably deliver solutions for the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges. Corteva generates advantaged market preference through its unique distribution strategy, together with its balanced and globally diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital products and services. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and a technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers, while working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. More information can be found at

™ ® Trademarks of Corteva Agriscience and its affiliated companies. The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3® soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Corteva Agriscience and M.S. Technologies, L.L.C. Enlist Duo® and Enlist One® herbicides are not registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your area.  Enlist Duo® and Enlist One® are the only 2,4-D products authorized for use with Enlist® crops. Consult Enlist® herbicide labels for weed species controlled. Always read and follow label directions.

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Bethany Shively