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When Considering Corn Herbicides, Choose One that Adds Up

October 23, 2019

DeKalb, IL, 2019. Weed escapes in a bare-ground trial plot featuring Stinger®, a component of Resicore®, highlight the importance of using effective and overlapping sites of action. Photo taken 95 days after treatment (DAT).

Cheap herbicides may sound like a bargain, but they can turn out to cost more than you think. At the end of the day, it’s not just about what you save; it’s about what you risk losing. And when you consider the cost of lower yields and the potential for increased weed pressure in future seasons, what you could lose adds up.

When it comes to selecting a herbicide program, look at the big picture; choosing a herbicide with residual control and multiple effective sites of action will save weed management headaches down the road, and the right herbicide program can even pay back in yield.

A bare-ground trial plot featuring Callisto® and bicyclopyrone, 2 of the Group 27 site of action components in Acuron® corn herbicide, highlight the importance of using effective and overlapping sites of action. Photo taken 95 DAT.

DeKalb, IL, 2019. A bare-ground trial plot featuring Callisto® and bicyclopyrone, 2 of the Group 27 site of action components in Acuron® corn herbicide, highlight the importance of using effective and overlapping sites of action. Photo taken 95 DAT.

Through our research and university trials, we’ve seen that with Acuron corn herbicide, growers can find 5 to 15 more bushels an acre (bu/A)* than with any other corn herbicide. That’s because Acuron, with its 4 active ingredients and 3 effective sites of action, controls tough weeds that other products miss. When your corn crop isn’t fighting weeds for nutrients, water or sunlight, it’s able to develop to its full yield potential.

Gif showing Acuron herbicide compared to competitors

Trial information: Acuron 1X PRE herbicide compare to SureStart® II 1X PRE herbicide – Head to head in 14 Midwestern replica trials. Acuron 1X PRE herbicide compare to Verdict® 1X PRE herbicide – Head to head in 15 Midwestern replica trials. Acuron 1X PRE herbicide compare to Corvus® 1X PRE herbicide – Head to head in 18 Midwestern replica trials. Acuron 1X PRE herbicide compare to Resicore® 1X PRE herbicide – Head to head in 18 Midwestern replica trials.

An extra 5 to 15 bu/A can make a big impact on your bottom line. If you look at a corn price of roughly $3.96 a bushel, that’s an additional $19.80 to $59.40 per acre, and when you spread that kind of positive return across your entire operation, it can really make a difference.

If you aren’t currently using Acuron, talk to your local retailer or Syngenta representative to see how many more bushels you could find.

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*When applied preemergence and at full label rates. Yield advantage range based on 2016 Syngenta and University trials comparing Acuron to Corvus®, Resicore, SureStart® II and Verdict®. For more information on Acuron versus an individual product, ask your Syngenta representative.

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