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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the registration of Resicore™ herbicide, which will be available to growers for the 2016 growing season.

Dow AgroSciences officials say Resicore gives corn growers a powerful new way to eliminate herbicide-resistant weeds and protect yield potential.

'Resicore is different from other premixes on the market particularly because it has three active ingredients growers have never seen together before in a single product,' said Luke Peters, corn herbicides product manager, Dow AgroSciences. 'The novel formulation has the right balance of active ingredients to offer superior weed control deep into the growing season.'

The three active ingredients — acetochlor, mesotrione and clopyralid — provide three nonglyphosate and nonatrazine modes of action to help growers manage herbicide resistance by controlling weeds in multiple ways.

'The best time to control weeds is before they are out of the ground,' said Jonathan Huff, Ph.D., market development specialist, Dow AgroSciences. 'We want to reduce as much early season weed competition we can by using a preemergence, residual herbicide so our crops are not competing with yield-robbing weeds.'

Some of corn's toughest enemies include waterhemp, giant ragweed, Palmer amaranth, morningglory and marestail. Resicore has been proven to control these troublesome weeds and more than 70 other species growers deal with each season.

'Growers face difficult weed control issues today, and they're looking for the most powerful product they can find,' Peters says. 'With more weeds able to withstand glyphosate-only applications, growers rely on multiple modes of action and residual control they can trust. Resicore offers that power they need in a single product.'

Resicore can be applied preplant to early postemergence and can be used with conventional, reduced- or no-till corn systems. It is tank-mix-compatible with atrazine, glyphosate and other corn herbicides, giving growers the flexibility they need to customize their program to current conditions and weed pressure.

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