EPA grants registration to Acuron Flexi

EPA grants registration to Acuron Flexi

The Syngenta corn herbicide is effective on grasses and broadleaf weeds. State registrations are pending.

Acuron Flexi corn herbicide has received EPA registration.

Acuron Flexi, from Syngenta, features three active ingredients, including bicyclopyrone, and two modes of action to deliver a multi-targeted approach to control tough weeds. Bicyclopyrone provides burndown plus residual, which delivers improved and more consistent control of large-seeded broadleaf weeds in corn.

“With glyphosate weed resistance expanding, growers need a robust product that can be used across different geographies and soil types,” said Gordon Vail, technical product lead, Syngenta. “Acuron Flexi delivers the flexibility growers need by allowing for application from 28 days pre-plant up to 30-inch corn.”
 

Syngenta's Acuron Flexi gets federal EPA registration as corn herbicide. (Photo: Fuse/Thinkstock)

Acuron Flexi will be able to be used without geographic or soil type restrictions and can be mixed with AAtrex, Touchdown or other herbicides based on farming practices.

Growers in certain areas of the Corn Belt, particularly parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, will find this product especially appealing since they are limited from using atrazine because of carryover.

Acuron Flexi will control a broad-spectrum of broadleaf weeds and annual grasses, including: giant foxtail, barnyardgrass, common cocklebur, common ragweed, Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and giant ragweed.

“Syngenta developed Acuron corn herbicide to put farmers back in control of tough weeds competitors are missing,” said Vail. “In 2015, its first year on the market, Acuron proved to be a step-change in weed management. Acuron Flexi will continue that momentum by helping growers control their tough weeds with added flexibility.”

State registrations for Acuron Flexi are still pending.

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