Enlist Duo, the Dow herbicide, is now registered with the Environmental Protection agency with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds.
The pesticide is for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically-engineered to tolerate 2, 4-D and glyphosate, two of the most widely used herbicides in the world for controlling weeds.
Dozens of other countries including Canada, Mexico, Japan and 26 European Union members have already approved these pesticides. Last year, Canada approved Enlist Duo for the same uses EPA is authorizing.
EPA scientists say the new uses of the product meet safety standards. Registrants of Enlist Duo will have new, strong set of requirements from the EPA in order to use the products.