Dow AgroSciences has announced that its new corn herbicide, previously referred to as GF‑3471, will be named Resicore™ herbicide. Registration for this herbicide is expected in 2016.
“Resicore is designed to control weeds throughout the season,” says Luke Peters, corn herbicides product manager, Dow AgroSciences. “It will provide trusted residual control, resistance management and resounding yield potential as the core of growers’ weed control programs.”
Resicore will help growers control herbicide-resistant weeds through three nonglyphosate and nonatrazine modes of action. The active ingredients included in this novel formulation are acetochlor, mesotrione and clopyralid. Resicore is expected to offer flexible application timing from preplant to early postemergence.
In 2014 trials, Resicore had a 97 percent efficacy rating on many common weeds found in Midwest fields, including waterhemp, marestail, giant ragweed and Palmer amaranth.1
Currently, waterhemp populations have shown resistance to a specific mode of action in 18 states.2
“By implementing a weed control program that consists of multiple modes of action and uses herbicides with residual control, growers can combat heavy weed pressure in cornfields more effectively,” Peters says.
Scouting for weeds such as waterhemp is essential to ensure timely herbicide applications and to identify problem fields for the following year.
“Waterhemp continues to top the list of troublesome weeds for corn growers,” Peters says. “With three active ingredients that have never been formulated into a single product before, Resicore is a new, unique option for growers in programs to control waterhemp and other herbicide-resistant weeds.”
For more information about Resicore™ herbicide, contact your Dow AgroSciences sales representative.