Dow Agrosciences Introduces Resicore for 2016 Launch
Dow Agrosciences recently announced the anticipated 2016 launch of their new corn herbicide called Resicore. Product Manager, Luke Peters, says Resicore was developed for high-anxiety weeds.
“Waterhemp is definitely one of those weeds, giant ragweed; and we look at some of the things that are out there today and there are a lot of products that do really good on some of them and maybe not quite so good on others. So the goal is to try and find a product that covers that section and really takes care of the problem weeds.”
Resicore will help growers with herbicide-resistant weeds by using three modes of action. Peters says this combination has never been used together, before.
“Acetochlor, mesotrione and clopyralid. We’re excited for what this is going to offer to the marketplace in terms of residual activity, resistance management. We expect the performance of the product to be second to none.”
Peters adds that the new corn herbicide offers flexible application timing.
“The proposed label will have early pre-plant, thirty days before planting to pre-emerge, which is at planting, up to 11-inch tall corn.”
How will Resicore work with the Enlist Weed Control System? Peters says they are meant to compliment one another.
“The number one defense against weed resistance is multiple modes of action. So there’s two in Enlist Duo. And then with the mode of action that comes next with Resicore, you’re just adding to that mix and reducing the probability that any glyphosate-resistant weeds or other herbicide-resistant weeds will break through.”
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.
Currently, waterhemp populations have shown resistance to five different modes of action in 18 states, including Indiana. Additionally, resistance to multiple modes of action has been confirmed in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri.
“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.
Scouting throughout the growing season is also essential to ensure timely herbicide applications and to identify problem fields for the following year.
“Waterhemp continues to top the list of troublesome weeds for corn growers,” Peters says. “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.”
While no timetable is ever certain for registration, Peters says they anticipate the first half of 2016.