Acuron Herbicide

Defeats tough weeds other products are missing

 To put you back in control of tough weeds, we developed a powerful herbicide that delivers more residual control of more weeds with a single product than ever before. 

The Acuron Chronicles Podcast Series

For years the battle against herbicide resistant weeds had raged. But with the help of a brave young herbicide named Acuron, farmers started to get their revenge. These are their stories.

1Jeff Miller's Place
2The Kurtenbach Farm
3Revenge of the Sankens
4Zapped by Zwick

Product Overview

  • Contains four active ingredients and three complementary, overlapping modes of action for multi-targeted control of the most difficult weeds in corn.
  • Provides broad-spectrum control of 70-plus broadleaf weeds and annual grasses in corn for clean fields you can be proud of
    • Giant ragweed, common ragweed, Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, kochia, cocklebur, morningglory, Russian thistle.
  • More than 800 trials show bicyclopyrone helps Acuron outperform all competitors including Corvus®SureStart®, TripleFLEX® and Verdict® herbicides and provide greater consistency of control.
  • When used at a full rate, Acuron provides the best chance for one-pass weed control, saving you time and money.
  • Excellent pre- and post-emergence crop safety enables Acuron to be applied from 28 days pre-plant (including burndown) up to 12-inch corn.

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Growers across the U.S. were able to experience the Acuron advantage during the 2015 season and see for themselves what more than 800 field trials featuring bicyclopyrone have already proven: Acuron is a step change in weed management. Explore the map below to see how Acuron defeats tough weeds other products are missing.



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Download Supporting Acuron Documents

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Acuron Weeds Controlled(PDF)
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Acuron Brochure(PDF)
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Acuron vs. Corvus Brochure(PDF)
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Acuron vs. SureStart and TripleFLEX Brochure(PDF)
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Acuron vs. Verdict Brochure(PDF)
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Acuron Testimonials(PDF)
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Acuron Formulation Q&A(PDF)
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Acuron Technical Bulletin(PDF)

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Know your weeds

Acuron delivers dramatically improved control and more consistent control of the toughest broadleaf weeds and grasses in corn.

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Palmer Amaranth
Acuron Pre-emergence Palmer amaranth
Acuron Pre-emergence ivyleaf morningglory
Giant Ragweed
Pre-emergence control of giant ragweed
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The first glyphosate-resistant weed identified in U.S. row crops in 2000, marestail is a dangerous weed. It produces up to 200,000 seeds/plant and grows up to 5-6 feet tall. The seeds are highly mobile, which results in rapid spread.

Marestail usually germinates in fall and spring, but can germinate year-round.


Waterhemp produces up to 1 million seeds/plant and can grow as much as 1 inch/day. The average height is 4-5 feet tall, with some weeds reaching up to 12-feet tall.

The pollen from these weeds can travel ½ a mile or more and because of the cross pollination that occurs, resistance can spread quickly.

Palmer Amaranth

Palmer amaranth thrives in reduced-, minimum- or no-tillage systems because it germinates close to the soil surface. It can produce 10,000 to 100,000 seeds/plant and has the potential to overtake the crop due to its rapid growth and aggressive competition.

Palmer amaranth has prolific seed production and germination throughout the season. It has a faster growth rate and is more competitive than other pigweed species, with growth rates approaching 3 inches/day.

When allowed to compete throughout the growing season, Palmer amaranth can create yield losses up to 91% in corn. It can reach 8 feet in height.

Pre-emergence control of Palmer amaranth

49-57 days after emergence (DAE)


Once established, morningglory is very difficult to control with post-emergence applications of herbicides. It competes with corn crops for nutrients and has the potential to reduce yield.

Morningglory can produce up to 500 seeds/plant, and, due to an extremely hard seed coat, some seeds can remain viable in the soil for more than 50 years.

Pre-emergence control of ivyleaf morningglory

62 days after treatment (DAT)

Giant Ragweed

Field research demonstrates that season-long competition from just 2 giant ragweed plants per 110 square feet can reduce corn yield by 13%.

Giant ragweed often grows taller than the crop, sometimes up to 5 feet taller. It can produce up to 5,100 seeds per plant.

Pre-emergence control of giant ragweed

49-58 days after emergence (DAE)


May 26, 2016

Acuron Takes Control of Tough Weeds in Corn

After herbicide resistance began to develop on his farm, Nathan Miller found the level of control he was looking for to defeat tough weeds. Read more »

May 26, 2016

Resistant weeds are on the rise

Using a pre-emergent herbicide with multiple effective modes of action is the answer many growers are seeking. Read more »

May 19, 2016

Corn replanting - Herbicide replant restrictions

As farmers consider replanting corn, the herbicides already applied may limit the options for replant. The table in this Grain Crops Update lists corn herbicides and the potential risk associated with replanting corn, grain sorghum or soybean. Read more »

Jan 26, 2016

Acuron corn herbicide proves successful in early trials

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Nov 9, 2015

Acuron® corn herbicide named Agri Marketing magazine’s 2015 New Product of the Year

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