As a retailer, you know your customers need weed control solutions that fit the way they farm. It’s unlikely any two farmers you work with have the exact same corn weed control program. That’s why Corteva Agriscience is invested in creating flexible corn herbicides that can work on a wide variety of farming operations.
With that in mind, we are excited to announce our latest corn herbicide solution: Resicore® XL herbicide . This innovative preplant, pre- and post-emergence option is planned for 2022, upon U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration. Resicore® XL is a premium solution, which can be applied on corn greater than 11 inches tall to control more than 75 of the toughest broadleaf and grass weeds in your customers’ fields.
Innovation has always been a key consideration for the Corteva corn herbicides portfolio. The company takes a solution-first approach to weed control, with the aim of keeping farmers – and the way they farm – at the forefront. As the agriculture landscape has evolved dramatically over the last 20 years, Corteva (previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont) launched nine corn herbicide formulations to keep up with customers’ rapidly changing needs.
Two of those formulations were SureStart® II herbicide, a flexible preemergence that allows farmers to start the season clean, and Resicore® herbicide, a powerful solution with extended residual control. According to third-party industry research in 2019 and 2020, Resicore was the most widely used residual corn herbicide. Resicore® XL builds on the success and proven weed control that farmers have come to expect from Resicore, with enhanced features and benefits like a wider application window, increased crop safety and greater tank-mix compatibility.
“We’re excited to continue to bring innovative products to the marketplace by announcing our newest corn herbicide, pending regulatory approval,” said Brandon Walter, U.S. Product Manager, Corn Herbicides, Corteva Agriscience. “Resicore® XL is the next chapter in that innovation story — a game-changing corn herbicide that combines the weed control farmers trust with next-level application flexibility and crop safety.”
“Resicore® XL is the next chapter in that innovation story — a game-changing corn herbicide that combines the weed control farmers trust with next-level application flexibility and crop safety.”
Resicore® XL herbicide can fit a wide variety of weed control and agronomic programs because it can be applied preplant, pre-or post-emergence on corn greater than 11 inches tall and application rates are customizable. The new product gives farmers power over weeds with three proven modes of action to control more than 75 of the toughest broadleaves and grasses, including resistant varieties like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail and giant ragweed.
Resicore® XL also comes equipped with an encapsulated acetochlor, which increases crop safety. This product will provide strong weed control with increased crop safety on post-emergence corn, resulting in higher yield potential.
Another key benefit of Resicore® XL is that it features greater tank-mix capabilities, particularly with micronutrients like UAN & Ammonium Thiosulfate. In addition, this herbicide allows farmers the ability to add compatible products like atrazine, glyphosate and other corn herbicides for weed management.
One concern we hear often from retailers is that it can feel like there’s not enough time and manpower to get all the applications done timely – particularly during the busy spring season. Adding to the workload is the threat of unpredictable weather causing application setbacks. Resicore® XL herbicide can take a little bit of this pressure off by simplifying applications thanks to these new features and benefits.
“Resicore® XL offers increased crop safety and the widest application window of any Corteva corn herbicide along with the proven, powerful weed control customers have come to expect from our products,” Walter said. “Resicore® XL will make an excellent addition to almost any weed control program as a preplant, pre- or post-emergence option to help manage herbicide resistance and optimize yield potential.”
“Resicore® XL will make an excellent addition to almost any weed control program as a preplant, pre- or post-emergence option to help manage herbicide resistance and optimize yield potential.”
Resicore® XL is currently on track for EPA registration in 2022. Following registration, the solution will be available for sale. Learn more about Resicore® XL on our website, or contact your local Corteva Agriscience representative.
Resicore® XL has not yet received regulatory approvals; approvals are pending. The information presented here is not an offer for sale. Resicore® and SureStart® II are not registered for sale or use in all states. Resicore and SureStart II are not available for sale, distribution or use in Nassau and Suffolk counties in the state of New York. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions.