Resistance Fighter: Herbicide Resistance Management

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Resistance Fighter: Herbicide Resistance Management

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Do you know where herbicide resistance has spread? Our interactive map lets you advance through the years to show how resistance has become the challenge it is today. Plus, get our #Plant2020 Prep Series to help keep your fields clean in 2020.

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Win the Fight Against Tough Weeds

Weed resistance management is a top concern on every grower’s mind. The actions you take with the herbicide sprayer this season play a key role in the yield potential numbers you will see at harvest and beyond.

Herbicide resistance in weeds and crops continues to present a major challenge, which is why Syngenta offers the most diverse portfolio of weed control products available. Our agronomy experts who live and work in your area can help you craft the preemergence and post-emergence herbicide solutions that fit your operation’s specific needs.

Two illustrated weeds with a background of a rising sun.

Source: Heap, I. The International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds. Online. Internet. Thursday, October 31, 2019. Available

"Why has our Resistance Fighter program always had your back?
Because we’ve always thought that the only legacy worth having is one built upon preserving yours."

-- Dane Bowers, herbicide technical product lead, Syngenta

Steps for Weed Resistance Management

  • Start clean, utilizing tillage or an effective burndown, plus a preemergence herbicide with residual control
  • Use multiple effective sites of action with overlapping residuals to help delay herbicide tolerance or resistance
  • Always use a 2-pass system of a preemergence herbicide followed by a post-emergence herbicide at the full label rates
  • Do not allow weeds to go to seed and add to the seed bank, as this can result in generations of herbicide-resistant plants
  • Utilize good agronomic practices, such as narrow rows and increased plant populations, to promote crop growth and competitive ability



Portfolio Support

Soybean Products

Tavium® Plus VaporGrip® Technology herbicide is a premix featuring dicamba plus residual control that manages key broadleaf and grass weeds.

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Boundary® 6.5 EC herbicide gives ALS- and PPO-resistant weeds a one-two punch that they don’t see coming.

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BroadAxe® XC herbicide manages beyond the basic weeds that evade most other herbicides.

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Prefix® herbicide provides maximum weed management on either side of planting.

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Flexstar® GT 3.5 herbicide is the post-emergence partner in a full-season weed management program for Midwest growers.

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Corn Products

Acuron® herbicide combines four active ingredients and three effective sites of action to deliver more effective and more consistent weed control than any other product.

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Acuron® Flexi herbicide defeats tough weeds with added flexibility.

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Halex® GT herbicide provides Glyphosate with Residual™ broadleaf weed and grass control.

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Lexar® EZ herbicide combines three active ingredients and three effective sites of action for long-lasting residual control of annual grass and broadleaf weeds.

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Lumax® EZ herbicide combines three active ingredients and three effective sites of action for long-lasting residual control of annual grass and broadleaf weeds.

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Wheat Products

Talinor® herbicide delivers excellent standalone control to tough broadleaf weeds in wheat and barley. Now growers can get efficient, one-pass grass and broadleaf weed control with multiple modes of action by tank-mixing Talinor with Axial® Bold or Axial Star herbicides.

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Know Your Weeds


Jim Campion standing in field treated with herbicide resistant weeds.
Jim Campion
Grower, Star County
“We went to four sites of action and we’ve got some of the cleanest soybean fields we’ve had in years. Maybe a few annuals here and there, but our big weed pressure has really been taken care of this year.”
Matt Dop standing in field treated with herbicide resistance.
Matt Dop
Retail Sales Agronomist, Key
Cooperative, Newton, Iowa
“The actions I’ve taken to deal with weed resistance in my field are to make sure I use a full rate of a preemergence herbicide on the first pass and come back with a layer of residual herbicide on the second pass.”
Rick Johnson standing in field treated with a weed resistance management.
Rick Johnson
Monee, Illinois
“We’ve tried to be proactive in the way that we approach weed resistance. We’re layering residuals, we’re looking at different sites of action on different herbicide applications and we’re relying on cover crops to suppress some of our early weeds. It’s really a combination of a lot of things to try to better manage the resistance problems.”

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Syngenta News

April 17, 2018

Syngenta herbicide, Fusilade® DX, cleared for tank mix on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans

Syngenta has received confirmation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that Fusilade® DX herbicide has been cleared for tank mixing with both XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology and Engenia® herbicides. Fusilade DX will be available for use on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans, providing growers with more options for a strong weed management plan this growing season.Read more »

March 06, 2018

Syngenta identifies key strategies to manage the spread of resistant Palmer amaranth

Syngenta warns that glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, one of the most threatening weeds in Southern corn and soybean fields, continues to spread into the Midwest. Knowing how to defeat this tough weed is imperative to protect crop yields and manage future resistance.Read more »

February 23, 2018

Minimize threat of resistant kochia by planning ahead, Syngenta advises

Kochia can be exceptionally competitive with corn, soybean and cereal crops. Take control of the weed by treating it with Syngenta residual herbicides and take back your field.Read more »

February 15, 2018

Syngenta recommends overlapping residuals for season-long waterhemp management

Due to the expanding threat of resistant waterhemp, Syngenta urges corn and soybean growers to prepare a management strategy that includes overlapping residual herbicides with multiple, effective modes of action (MOAs) for the upcoming growing season.Read more »