Dow AgroSciences announces name of new corn herbicide

Dow AgroSciences said Thursday that Resicore will be the name of  its new corn herbicide, which was formerly called GF-3471.

The opening of registration for the herbicide is slated for 2016.

“Resicore is designed to control weeds throughout the season,” Dow AgroSciences Corn Herbicides Product Manager Luke Peters said. “It will provide trusted residual control, resistance management and resounding yield potential as the core of growers’ weed control programs.”

Resicore is designed to assist growers by controlling herbicide-resistant weeds through three nonglyphosate and nonatrazine forms of action. Active ingredients in Resicore include acetochlor, mesotrione and clopyralid. The creators also anticipate being able to offer flexible application timing, from the preplant stage all the way to early postemergence.

“By implementing a weed control program that rotates modes of action and uses herbicides with residual control, growers can combat heavy weed pressure in cornfields more effectively,” Peters said.

Across at least 18 states, waterhemp populations have been demonstrating resistance to five different modes of action that farmers utilize. As featured in 2014 trials, however, Resicore herbicide maintained a 97-percent efficacy rating on many common weeds across the Midwest, including waterhemp, marestail, giant ragweed and Palmer amaranth.

Contact a local Dow AgroSciences representative for additional information.

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