New Corn Herbicide Approved by EPA

Cindy ZimmermanCorn, Herbicides, Syngenta

acuronSyngenta has announced that Acuron™ corn herbicide has received registration from the federal EPA.

Newly approved Acuron has been shown to control 70-plus weeds, including broadleaf and grass weeds like Palmer amaranth, marestail, giant ragweed, kochia, morningglory and waterhemp. These weeds have become particularly hard for growers to manage.

“Current herbicides are losing effectiveness, and it’s not unusual for us to see growers spending as much as $60 per acre or more on herbicides for corn,” says Gordon Vail, Ph.D., technical product lead for Syngenta. “The best strategy in this scenario is to use a high-performing pre-emerge herbicide like Acuron that will stop weeds before they start, and we’re excited we can now offer it to growers.”

Syngenta notes that state registrations for Acuron are still pending, and supplies for 2015 will be limited.