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Waterhemp Beware: Multiple Modes of Action Deliver Control

December 14, 2017
This agronomic image shows waterhemp.

Missouri: Growers in Clarksdale and Pattonsburg, MO, named waterhemp as one of their toughest weeds in corn. Waterhemp is difficult to control because it:

Left uncontrolled, a few waterhemp plants can easily become hundreds or thousands of waterhemp plants in subsequent seasons.

This agronomic image shows a clean cornfield in Clarksdale, MO after applications of Acuron with atrazine and glyphosate.

Caption: Clarksdale, MO: Acuron 2.5 qts/A with atrazine and glyphosate applied 17 days after planting on May 9. Photo taken 34 days after application on June 12, 2017.

Managing difficult weeds like waterhemp requires herbicides with multiple, effective modes of action. Multiple, effective modes of action ensure that corn fields stay clean and remain clean throughout the season, protecting yield and the long-term viability and profitability of your farm.

This agronomic image shows a clean cornfield in Pattonsburg, Missouri after application of Acuron with atrazine and glyphosate.

Caption: Pattonsburg, MO: Acuron 3 qts/A with atrazine and glyphosate applied eight days after planting on May 17. Photo taken 26 days after application on June 12, 2017.

We recommend Acuron® corn herbicide to control tough weeds like waterhemp. Acuron controls more than 70 broadleaf weeds and annual grasses, even resistant biotypes, with its combination of 4 active ingredients and 3 effective modes of action (Groups 5, 15 and 27). One of its active ingredients, bicyclopyrone, complements mesotrione and works in conjunction with atrazine and S-metolachlor to deliver long-lasting residual weed control. A wide window of application, from 28 days pre-plant up to 12-inch corn, provides the additional benefit of flexibility.

To see how Acuron performed in your area, visit Acuron-Herbicide.com/Performance.

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