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Part 2: Stay Ahead of Resistant Weeds in the Central Plains

March 17, 2017
A graphic of pigweed on the agronomy blog.

Weed resistance is expanding across the Midwest. When the same herbicides are overused, weeds become resistant to the herbicide, thus the herbicide loses effectiveness. It’s no surprise that farmers’ concern about resistance is also increasing. Experts recommend that using an herbicide with multiple effective modes of action is a powerful way to manage resistant weeds. Growers in the Central Plains shared why they use Acuron® corn herbicide to manage weed resistance in their fields.

After failed attempts controlling marestail, pigweed and morningglory, Andy Zwick, a grower from Sterling, KS, was looking for a new solution for his tough glyphosate-resistant weeds. He found that Acuron provided the flexibility and control he was looking for.

A lot of glyphosate-resistant weeds have come about in the last 6 years, and Zwick has had to use more modes of action to keep these weeds in check. Acuron took control of his glyphosate-resistant marestail.

Glenn Beller from Lindsay, NE, also explains why he used Acuron to manage resistant weeds. When reflecting on fight against weed resistance in 2016, Beller believes it’s no longer a question of if or when resistance weeds will impact corn fields. Instead, it’s a question of how can he manage them? Because resistance continues to be a growing issue, it’s important to be proactive and look for the best solutions.

Previously having problems with resistant waterhemp, an application of Acuron helped Glenn tackle his toughest weed.

To learn how you can better manage resistance in your field, contact your local Syngenta representative and visit www.ResistanceFighter.com.

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