For the past couple of years, northern Illinois ag retailer Randy Pauli saw increased pressure from herbicide-resistant waterhemp and knew growers needed a new product, without glyphosate, to control it early. Pauli recommended Resicore® herbicide this spring, and the results, he says, were impressive, chiefly on waterhemp.
In Pauli’s region, waterhemp has a history of breaking through herbicide applications early in the season. Resicore prevented waterhemp from creeping back into the fields, with residual control lasting for six weeks.
“I wanted a product that would be very strong to keep our populations low, knowing that we have heavy weed infestations on these farms,” Pauli says.“[Resicore] is a state-of-the-art chemistry that actually gives us the longest residual against waterhemp, and that’s a prime example in this field.”
Pauli tank-mixed Resicore with atrazine to boost the herbicide treatment to four modes of action, which controlled waterhemp, as well as species such as giant ragweed and marestail.
“The products that we have mainly been using the last couple of years were not doing a good job of holding down waterhemp,” Pauli says. “Waterhemp is resistant to so many chemistry modes that we need a new product like Resicore that will work on waterhemp preemergence before the weeds ever get started.”
With a novel formulation of three leading active ingredients with three nonglyphosate and nonatrazine modes of action, Resicore® herbicide controls more than 70 broadleaf weeds and grasses, including waterhemp, giant ragweed, Palmer amaranth and lambsquarters.
For more photos showing the performance of Resicore, visit PowerOverWeeds.com or contact your local Dow AgroSciences sales representative.