New herbicide tackles glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane

There’s a new tool available for growers in the fight against herbicide-resistant weeds, such as Canada fleabane.

Corteva Agriscience has launched Elevore, a Group 4 herbicide option for pre-plant burndown of broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane, in both field corn and soybeans.

Last week at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, Dave Kloppenburg, Corteva’s Canadian category leader for corn and soybean herbicides, explained that the new herbicide will control Group 2 and 9 resistant Canada fleabane and common ragweed. He believes it will be a key tool for Ontario growers as they tussle with increasing herbicide resistance.

Kloppenburg says combining multiple modes of effective action against resistant weeds is the best control strategy and growers should consider adding Elevore to their spray tank. The herbicide can be used as a pre-plant burndown in the spring when weeds are actively growing. Recommended application timing is five days before field corn planting and seven days before soybean planting.

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Bernard Tobin

Bernard Tobin is Real Agriculture's Ontario Field Editor. AgBern was raised on a dairy farm near St. John's, Newfoundland. For the past two decades, he has specialized in agricultural communications. A Ryerson University journalism grad, he kicked off his career with a seven-year stint as Managing Editor and Field Editor for Farm and Country magazine. He has received six Canadian Farm Writers' Federation awards for journalism excellence. He's also worked for two of Canada's leading agricultural communications firms, providing public relations, branding and strategic marketing. Bern also works for Guelph-based Synthesis Agri-Food Network and talks the Real Dirt on Farming.

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