Get the most out of every corn acre in 2016

Luke Peters
Product Manager, Corn Herbicides
Dow AgroSciences


Yield potential may be at risk soon after weeds emerge and begin competing with corn crops. A strong weed management program can help ensure your customers’ corn plants are not being robbed of the moisture, sunlight and nutrients they need for healthy growth.

Here are three things to keep in mind going into next year:

  1. Stop weeds before they start. The best time to control a weed is before it is out of the ground. Remind your customers about the value of a preemergence herbicide with residual control to combat early season weed pressure.
  2.  Scout for weeds to stay successful. It’s important to scout fields before and after planting. Identify and document which weed species emerge in the field. Proper identification can help determine what level of control is needed.
  3.  Recommend a herbicide that is proven to perform. A herbicide program that includes a preemergence herbicide followed by a postemergence application is proven to be more effective than using glyphosate alone. Field research shows an average of 7.7 percent additional corn yield potential by using a two-pass system with SureStart® II herbicide as the residual herbicide before a glyphosate application.*

For your customers who contended with troublesome weeds such as waterhemp, marestail and giant ragweed this season, a residual herbicide such as SureStart II can help control more than 60 tough broadleaf weeds and grasses next season. Applied preemergence up to 11-inch corn, SureStart II has three nonglyphosate modes of action that manage herbicide-resistant weeds for optimized yield potential.

Dow AgroSciences is excited to bring new weed control solutions to your customers in 2016. Pending regulatory approval, Resicore™ herbicide will be a residual corn herbicide option to help your customers control resistant weeds deep into the growing season.

Help your customers get the most out of every corn acre next season. Visit or contact your local Dow AgroSciences sales representative for more information.


A residual herbicide, such as SureStart® II, reduces early season weed competition so corn can get a strong start.

*Data collected from university field trials spanning 10 states from 2010 to 2013.

®™Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow. SureStart II is not registered for sale or use in all states. SureStart II is not available for sale, distribution or use in Nassau and Suffolk counties in the state of New York. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Resicore is not yet registered with the U.S. EPA. Federal registration is pending. The information presented here is intended to provide technical information only and is not an offer for sale of Resicore. Always read and follow label directions. ©2016 Dow AgroSciences LLC