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Bargain Herbicides: Cheap Now, Costly Later

December 7, 2018

This agronomic image shows Two-passes of a competitive herbicide followed by a rescue application still shows significant in-season weed pressure. This agronomic image shows A field with a two-pass application of Acuron® corn herbicide is significantly cleaner.

Turon, KS, 2018: (Image 1) Two-passes of a competitive herbicide followed by a rescue application still shows significant in-season weed pressure. (Image 2) A field with a two-pass application of Acuron® corn herbicide is significantly cleaner.

Who doesn’t like a bargain? While some seem great, they aren’t always a true bargain when all factors are considered. One important factor for corn herbicides in particular is cost-per-day of residual control. A cheaper herbicide may not actually be a better value if it doesn’t deliver the same length of residual, or better, as a more expensive option. More importantly, residual control that doesn’t last the full length of the season often results in costly weed escapes that rob yield, build the weed seed bank and spread resistance. Issues that are “hidden” costs can make cheaper herbicide options more expensive in the long run.

Watch Turon, KS, retailer Colten Katz explain why he recommends Acuron® corn herbicide:

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