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Corn growers: Prepare for the toughest weeds

April 4, 2016


Tough weeds are a constantly evolving challenge. Glyphosate weed resistance is expanding, and research shows infestations of tough broadleaf weeds in corn have gone up by 50 percent in the last four years.* Many other weed control programs have lost effectiveness, so it’s no surprise that four out of five farmers are actively seeking new products with the main reason to achieve better weed control.**

The 2015 season brought significant weed concerns that have growers looking to achieve better control in 2016. Protecting yield potential with a high-performing residual corn herbicide allows growers to defend their investment.

To put you back in control of tough weeds like giant ragweed, waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, Syngenta developed Acuron® corn herbicide, which delivers more residual control of more weeds with a single product than ever before.

  • Acuron provides more consistent, long-lasting residual control of tough broadleaf weeds and annual grasses, with 4 active ingredients (AIs), including bicyclopyrone, and 3 modes of action (MOAs).
  • Acuron Flexi corn herbicide, built on the foundation of Acuron, features 3 AIs and 2 MOAs to control tough weeds. Growers in certain areas of the Corn Belt will find Acuron Flexi especially appealing, since they are limited from using atrazine.

Bottom line: Weeds are an emotional and frustrating issue, but Acuron will put you back in control. Get the last laugh.

Are you using Acuron or Acuron Flexi this season? We want to see. Share your photos on social media using #toughweeds.

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*2013 Syngenta market research: cocklebur, kochia, marestail, morningglory, ragweed (common, giant), waterhemp (common, tall.

**2014 Syngenta market research

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