Common Herbicides, Fungicides, and Insecticides for Conventional Corn

Steve Sick

Sep 13, 2018

One of the most common questions we hear from our members who are considering growing conventional corn is "what are farmers applying on their fields to protect their conventional corn crop?" 

It's important to remember that conventional corn is any corn seed that has no foreign input traits added to the seed through genetic modification. What does this mean? Herbicides containing glyphosate and glufosinate should not be sprayed over the top of conventional corn, but nearly all other corn herbicides can be used on conventional corn.

Want more information on the real difference between growing conventional, organic and non-GMO corn?

The most difficult-to-control weeds in any type of corn production are kochia, common waterhemp and marestail, but these weeds have demonstrated resistance to one or more groups of herbicides. This multiple group resistance can make developing an effective herbicide program for corn more difficult.

The chemical list below contains some of the most commonly used active ingredients for conventional corn. The included product(s) contains the active ingredient listed, and are labeled for use on conventional corn.

Always start with a clean seedbed—the best way to control weeds is not allowing them to emerge by using and overlapping residual herbicides.

Common Chemicals for Conventional Corn

You can find many of these products in generic or branded form on FBN Direct

You can learn more about other products that may contain these active ingredients or that could be applied to conventional corn here.

Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some crop protection products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties.

Market average price only includes prices provided by FBN members, includes both invoices and quoted prices and is aggregated from the most recent year with sufficient data. Some farmers may receive post-sale discounts or rebates due to bundling of seed purchases with chemical purchases and/or rebates from manufacturers.

*The prices above are while supplies last, are subject to change at any time and without notice.

**FBN Inputs, LLC is not a licensed pest control advisor or consultant, a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) or Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) and this chemical list should not be used in states where a license may be required, including, but not limited to: California, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington.

***Please consult with an independent agronomist and consider your specific field conditions (e.g,. soil type and texture, weed pressure, and rotational factors) before making a chemical planning or purchasing decisions. You are solely responsible for complying strictly with the label and the laws in your jurisdiction and for your intended application.

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Please note, this information is not intended as an agronomic recommendation, nor are we making any such recommendation. Always consult an independent agronomist if you are unsure of agronomic decisions on your operation. We are not a licensed commercial or private applicator of chemicals including, without limitation, herbicide, pesticide, insecticide, rodenticide or fertilizer. All alternative products listed are only possible alternative or substitute products, and its listing in this document does not constitute a recommendation.

The reader is solely and exclusively responsible for determining the suitability of any product for his/her intended use, following the product label for proper handling and use, and for complying with all applicable local, state, and federal law. This information is a summary of product information and should not be used as a replacement for consulting the applicable product label. Please consult the label for the most complete and up-to-date information about any referenced product. Readers must have a valid applicator or dealer license to use restricted use pesticides. “F2F Genetics Network" branded seed products and other seed products are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed.

Steve Sick

Sep 13, 2018