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EPA registers Acuron GT herbicide for glyphosate-tolerant corn

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The Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Syngenta’s Acuron GT, a post-emergence herbicide for use on glyphosate-tolerant corn. State registrations are pending. Acuron GT combines the active ingredients in Halex GT corn herbicide — glyphosate, mesotrione and S-metolachlor — with the active ingredient bicyclopyrone added. This helps helps Acuron GT provide enhanced post-emergence control of yield-robbing weeds and longer-lasting residual in ... Read More »

Manage weeds before planting corn

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• By Daniel Stephenson •  Managing weeds in corn can be divided into three phases: preplant, in-crop and post-harvest, but I’ll save the post-harvest phase until later in the year. Preplant is otherwise known as burndown. We suggested applying a burndown herbicide four to six weeks prior to planting. Typically, glyphosate at 1 to 1.25 lb ae/A is the first ... Read More »

Weed Management: Try A Seldom-Used Mode of Action

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Weeds are the bane of most growers’ existence. In a growing class of “superweeds,” Palmer amaranth continues to frustrate farmers with its dogged resistance to commonly used herbicides. Research has shown that left unchecked Palmer amaranth can reduce corn yield by 91%. Different chemistries have been brought to market and enjoyed some control against the weed, yet many are no ... Read More »

EPA registers new Helm Agro herbicide premix

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Helm Agro US Inc. has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Katagon, an HPPD premix herbicide for psotemergence use in field corn. It contains two modes of action — tolpyralate and nicosulfuron — with the added benefits of a low use-rate formulation, crop safety profile and a wide application window. When used as a tankmix with ... Read More »

Gowan acquires two corn herbicides from Syngenta

Gowan Co. LLC has entered into agreements with Syngenta to acquire rights to the active ingredients, prosulfuron and primisulfuron. The acquisition includes product registrations and trademarks for Peak, Spirit, Beacon and Northstar herbicides and related intellectual property and labels, according to a news release. The transaction closed Dec. 15, although Syngenta and Gowan will work together over the next several ... Read More »

Researchers look at yield impact of early season weeds

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As the 2020 corn-growing season draws to a close, Syngenta engaged university agricultural researchers from across the United States to analyze the agronomic challenges farmers encountered this season and offer tips on how they can best control weeds and preserve yields heading into 2021. Although weed pressures vary by geography, weed management fundamentals remain consistent throughout the United States. Researchers ... Read More »

EPA approves non-selective herbicide, desiccant from Helm Agro

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The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Reviton herbicide from Helm Agro US Inc. for use as a desiccant and non-selective preplant burndown in field corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat. A PPO-inhibitor herbicide, it contains the branded active ingredient, Tergeo. It belongs to the chemical family, Pyrimidinedione, a Group 14. In more than 700 North American product development trials and regulatory ... Read More »

EPA approves post-emerge herbicide from Belchim USA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has registered Tough 5EC Herbicide from Belchim USA to control boardleaf weeds in corn, mint and chickpeas. It is labeled for a number of breadleaf weeds, including Palmer amaranth, common waterhemp, kochia, common lambsquarters, black nightshade and marestail, including herbicide-resistant strains, according to a news release. A post-emerge, Tough 5EC contains the active ingredient, pyridate, ... Read More »

UArk publishes inaugural ‘Corn and Sorghum Research Studies’

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The University of Arkansas Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station recently published its inaugural edition of “Corn and Sorghum Research Studies.” Edited by Victor Ford, Jason Kelley and Nathan McKinney II, the 100-plus-page report includes research results on all topics pertaining to corn and grain sorghum production including disease management, environmental/sustainability, irrigation, post-harvest drying, soil fertility, weed control, and research verification program ... Read More »

Don’t lose corn yield to early weed pressure

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• By Tom Barber • Weed control in Arkansas corn production has become more difficult over the past several years with the onset of glyphosate-resistant pigweed, marestail and ryegrass. Each of these weeds, if not controlled prior to planting, can rob corn of yield potential. To make matters worse, pigweed populations have been found resistant to six herbicide modes of ... Read More »