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  • EPA lifts previous restrictions on Enlist One® & Enlist Duo® herbicides in 128 counties
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    EPA lifts previous restrictions on Enlist One® & Enlist Duo® herbicides in 128 counties

    March 31, 2022

    Posted by Stine Seed in Products

    In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) relabeling of Enlist One® and Enlist Duo® herbicides for the 2022 growing season was good news for most soybean growers. At that time, there were a small number of counties where the herbicides could not be relabeled until additional endangered species risk assessment data could be obtained.

    On Tuesday, however, Corteva Agriscience announced that 128 of those counties initially restricted now have full access to the Enlist herbicides.

    The EPA issued updated supplemental labels for the herbicides that remove geographic restrictions for two listed species, the American burying beetle and the eastern massasauga rattlesnake.

    Notably, the Enlist herbicides were granted a seven-year amended registration and are the first products to complete the EPA's new Endangered Species Act protection risk assessment process.

    Updated supplemental labels
    The updated supplemental labels remove geographic restrictions for Enlist One and Enlist Duo herbicides in 128 counties where the American burying beetle is found, and six counties where Enlist Duo was restricted due to the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. 

    Counties that have now been reinstated include:

    • Arkansas: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Little River, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier and Yell.
    • Kansas: Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson.
    • Minnesota: Clay, Marshall, Polk, Redwood, Renville and Stearns.
    • Missouri: Barton, Bates, Cedar, St. Clair and Vernon.
    • Nebraska: Antelope, Blaine, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hayes, Holt, Hooker, Howard, Keya Paha, Knox, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, McPherson, Merrick, Nance, Phelps, Red Willow, Rock, Sherman, Thomas, Valley and Wheeler.
    • Ohio: Athens, Butler, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Vinton and Washington.
    • Oklahoma: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cleveland, Coal, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garvin, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Kay, Latimer, Le Flore, Lincoln, Love, Marshall, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.
    • South Dakota: Bennett, Charles Mix, Gregory, Lyman, Mellette, Todd and Tripp.
    • Texas: Bowie, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar and Red River.

    Updated usage area maps and supplemental labels will be available on Enlist.com/SupplementalLabels. Additional information can be found on EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/epa-expands-use-enlist-products-134-additional-counties-2022-growing-season.

  • Stine corn options are aplenty
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    Stine corn options are aplenty

    February 03, 2022

    Posted by Stine Seed in Products

    Stine® has a unique advantage in the corn market with the industry’s most prolific, highest-yielding breeding program. We’re able to produce generation after generation of the best-performing corn genetics that no other company can put their name on. Even our line of conventional corn features the latest and best genetics that come out of our breeding program. And with a wide range of traited products — from our exclusive line of Stine GT to Agrisure® Viptera and Agrisure Duracade products, we have the trait packages growers need for maximum performance and protection against problematic weeds, diseases and pests. Many of these options also come with our HP Corn® designation, which offers growers the convenience of high-performing genetics that thrive in higher populations and narrow rows. Here are a few of the 57 different corn products we have in our lineup this year, including a few of our all-new MX Series Corn by Stine options.

    Stine 9212-10

    • Agrisure 3010 and LibertyLink technology.
    • 88–90 days relative maturity.
    • Above-ground insect protection.
    • Glyphosate and glufosinate tolerant.
    • Consistent high yields coupled with excellent agronomics.
    • Broadly adapted west to east.
    • Very good roots, plant health and intactness.

    Stine 9437-10

    • Agrisure 3010 and LibertyLink technology.
    • 94–96 days relative maturity.
    • Above-ground insect protection.
    • Glyphosate and glufosinate tolerant.
    • Superior stalk quality in its maturity.
    • Unique hybrid background.

    Stine MX442-20

    • Agrisure Viptera® 3110 and LibertyLink technology.
    • 101–103 days relative maturity.
    • Best-in-class above-ground insect control.
    • Glyphosate and glufosinate tolerant.
    • Versatile hybrid for all soil types.
    • Exceptional multi-year trial performance.
    • Demonstrated superior standability through severe wind events.
    • Yielded 107% of trial average in Stine’s 2020 Early/Mid-Season Elite Yield Trials.

     Stine 9714-G

    • Stine GT technology.
    • 105–107 days relative maturity.
    • Glyphosate tolerant.
    • Top choice for refuge acres in this maturity.
    • Responds well to fungicide applications.
    • Performs best at average to higher planting populations.
    • YIELD[+] top performer: $66.80 per acre yield advantage.

    Stine 9655-G

    • Stine GT technology.
    • 107–109 days relative maturity.
    • Glyphosate tolerant.
    • Excellent choice for higher populations.
    • Performs best on loam type soils.
    • Plant as a full-season hybrid.
    • Positive response to fungicide applications.
    • YIELD[+] top performer: $58.56 per acre yield advantage.

    Stine MX709-20

    • Agrisure Viptera® 3110 and LibertyLink technology.
    • 110–112 days relative maturity.
    • Best-in-class above-ground insect control.
    • Glyphosate and glufosinate tolerant.
    • Works in any row configuration.
    • Strong roots and stalks can handle variable soil types.
    • Yielded 112% of trial average in Stine’s 2020 Mid-Season Elite Yield Trials.

    Stine 9808E-20

    • Agrisure Viptera® 3110 and LibertyLink technology.
    • 114–116 days relative maturity.
    • Best-in-class above-ground insect control.
    • Glyphosate and glufosinate tolerant.
    • Works well in all row widths.
    • Excellent roots and stalks.
    • Very good disease protection.
    • Works especially well in loam to clay-loam type soils.
    • YIELD[+] top performer: $63.14 per acre yield advantage.

    To learn more about our 2022 corn lineup, contact your local Stine sales representative or regional sales agronomist. Or view our 2022 Stine Seed Catalog.

     

  • Stine® Enlist E3® soybeans: More generations equal more yield!
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    Stine® Enlist E3® soybeans: More generations equal more yield!

    January 06, 2022

    Posted by Stine Seed in Products

    When it comes to elite soybean genetics with exceptional value, nothing beats Enlist E3® soybeans. And when it comes to developing and marketing the very best Enlist E3 soybean genetics, nobody does it better than Stine®!

    Stine’s soybean program evaluates more generations faster than anyone else, which means Stine delivers newer, higher-yielding Enlist E3 genetics faster than any other seed company.

    To prove the power of Stine genetics, we looked at direct side-by-side comparison data received from our customers in 2021, weighing Stine Enlist E3 soybeans against each and every entry of the leading competitor trait and seed brand. This includes 128 direct comparisons.

    The result? A 73% win rate for Stine Enlist E3 genetics overall, and a 78% win rate for Stine’s newest genetics.

    To summarize:

    • 128 side-by-side comparisons were conducted by our customers in 2021.
    • Stine Enlist E3 genetics beat the leading competing trait and brand 73% of the time, resulting in a 3.3 bushel-per-acre advantage.
    • Stine’s newest “E-series” genetics beat the competition 78% of the time, resulting in a 4.8-bushel advantage (more than $60/acre profit potential).

    See the proof below!

     Avg Stine YieldAvg Comp YieldStine Advantage# Comparisons# WinsWin %
    Overall  67.3643.31289473
    A Series     66.263.82.4603762
    B Series70.666.54.1211676
    C Series66.563.33.2241875
    E Series68.263.44.8231878

    The bottom line? When it comes to yield, nothing beats Enlist E3 soybeans. And when it comes to Enlist E3 soybeans, nobody does it better than Stine!

    Data shown is the result of 128 side-by-side comparisons conducted by growers in 2021 growing season and reported to Stine Seed Company. All comparisons shown are Stine Enlist E3 genetics compared with the leading competitor trait and brand using products of similar maturity. Comparisons were made using genetics that were no more than +/- 1 day in relative maturity. The dataset includes comparisons for every entry of leading competitor trait and brand in the 2021 side-by-side results.