Syngenta's Acuron Flexi receives EPA registration

The three active ingredients in Acuron Flexi include ingredients that will provide multi-faceted control of weeds.
The three active ingredients in Acuron Flexi include ingredients that will provide multi-faceted control of weeds. | File photo

Syngenta’s Acuron Flexi has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in the 2016 season. 

The corn herbicide is known for its ability to attack increasingly resistant weeds around the country. The three active ingredients in Acuron Flexi include ingredients that will provide multi-faceted control of weeds as well as bicyclopyrone which causes burndown plus residual for better control of large-seeded broadleaf weeds.

“With glyphosate weed resistance expanding, growers need a robust product that can be used across different geographies and soil types,” Gordon Vail, Syngenta's technical product lead, said. “Acuron Flexi delivers the flexibility growers need by allowing for application from 28 days pre-plant up to 30-inch corn.”

Acuron Flexi does not have the restrictions many herbicides have on geographic or soil type and works best when mixed with other herbicides like AAtrex Touchdown. In the Corn Belt, Acuron Flexi provides a perk not commonly seen in other herbicides -- farmers in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota are limited in the herbicides they can use because of atrazine carryover.

“This season, growers from all over Minnesota visited the Grow More Experience Site on my farm,” Syngenta R&D scientist Ryan Lins said. “They were very excited to see that Acuron Flexi continued to control problem weeds late into the season. The flexibility we get with Acuron Flexi fills a gap for growers in this area that other herbicides are missing.”

Organizations in this story

Syngenta Feldbergstrasse 137 Basel, BS - 4058

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC - 20460

Get notified the next time we write about any of these organizations