Dow AgroSciences plans to release Elevore herbicide, a new herbicide designed to elevate growers’ weed control programs. Registration for Elevore is expected in 2017.

Elevore will feature Arylex active, a new Group 4 growth regulator herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences, and is expected to be labeled for burndown applications in multiple crops, including soybeans and corn. When added to a burndown program, Elevore will offer thorough control of labeled broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate- and ALS-resistant weed species such as henbit, chickweed and marestail.

“Ultimately, if growers achieve good weed control with a burndown program, they will likely be set up for success for the entire season,” says Lindsey Hecht, soybean herbicides product manager, Dow AgroSciences. “Upon regulatory approval, this new herbicide will be an excellent fit in reduced and no-till production systems to control actively growing weed species and give growers peace of mind that they will plant into a clean field.”

The need for new weed control tools continues to increase as more weeds become increasingly difficult to control.

Research trials for Elevore have resulted in thorough, effective control of targeted high-anxiety weeds, including 8-inch-tall marestail. Marestail is believed to be the first glyphosate-resistant weed in the United States and continues to drive weed control decisions for many growers.

“Growers are seeking new, better ways to control marestail,” Hecht says. “We look forward to offering Elevore to mitigate the ever-growing threat of weed pressure and provide improved control of marestail.”