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Change Leads to Giant Ragweed Control

November 14, 2016

Nebraska: Wet conditions around planting during the 2015 season made it difficult for Jeff Miller, a Clatonia, Nebraska-based grower, to make timely herbicide applications. Once he was able to apply, the giant ragweed control did not meet his expectations, leading to weed seed carryover and a field full of giant ragweed prior to planting in 2016.

Looking for added application flexibility and improved control of giant ragweed in 2016, Jeff chose to apply Acuron® corn herbicide, a convenient premix with four active ingredients, three effective modes of action and a wide window of application – from 28 days pre-plant up to 12-inch corn.

Here’s a visual recap of the field’s transformation after application:

April 25, 2016:


Clatonia, Nebraska: A mat of giant ragweed resulting from poor weed control with previous herbicides in 2015.

June 2, 2016:

Agronomic image of clean corn rows

The same field 37 days after a treatment of 2.7 qt/A of Acuron with 2, 4-D and Banvel® herbicides.

June 16, 2016:

Agronomic image of clean corn rows

 A row in the field above 51 days after treatment.

Explore our performance map to see how Acuron defeats tough weeds in your area. Did you use Acuron or Acuron Flexi this season? We want to see. Share your photos on social media using #toughweeds.

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