Dow’s New Herbicide to Help Control Resistant Weeds

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Herbicides, Weed control

dow- resicoreRegistration for Dow AgroSciences new herbicide is expected in 2016.  The company recently announced they’ve named the previously known GF-3471; it will now be referred to as Resicore herbicide.

“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™ herbicide had a 97 percent efficacy rating on many common weeds found in Midwest fields such as waterhemp, marestail, giant ragweed and Palmer amaranth.

“By implementing a weed control program that rotates modes of action and uses herbicides with residual control, growers can combat heavy weed pressure in corn fields more effectively,” Peters says.  “Waterhemp continues to top the list of troublesome weeds for corn growers.  With three active ingredients that have never been included in a single product before, Resicore is a new, unique option for growers seeking control of waterhemp and other herbicide-resistant weeds.”

Waterhemp has been shown to be resistant to five modes of action in 18 states and resistant to multiple modes of action in Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, and Misssouri.