Dow AgroSciences is planning to release a new corn herbicide that features acetochlor, mesotrione and clopyralid – three active ingredients with three different modes of action.
The herbicide is currently called GF-3471, and is expected in 2016 pending regulatory approvals.
GF-3471's active ingredients haven't been included together in any previous herbicide. The intent of the herbicide is to exceed industry standards with strong, trusted residual control of many herbicide-resistant weeds, including Palmer amaranth and giant ragweed.
"Upon regulatory approval, this new herbicide could be an excellent way to give corn growers peace of mind that their weeds are controlled well into the season," says Luke Peters, corn herbicides product manager, Dow AgroSciences. "We have learned in the past that providing trusted residual activity allows cornfields to stay cleaner longer, which can lead to higher yield."
This herbicide formulation is expected to offer flexible application timing from preplant to early postemergence.
"The troublesome weeds growers face today are very concerning," Peters says. "We look forward to offering GF-3471 to improve efficacy and help solve this ever-growing threat to yield potential. In early field trials, it has shown exceptional weed control."
GF-3471 will be included in university field trials this year and will be featured in public Dow AgroSciences field plots.
Source: Dow AgroSciences