New Options for Weeds

February 25, 2009 06:00 PM
 

Pam Smith, Farm Journal Crops & Issues Editor
 
Add another herbicide option to your toolbox. BASF expects to receive registration for Kixor herbicide by fall 2009. The announcement of the new product came during the 2009 Commodity Classic currently being held in Grapevine, Texas.

Watch this time-lapse video to see the rapid burndown Kixor and Kixor plus glyphosate provides compared to glyphosate alone and glyphosate plus 2,4-D ester on velvetleaf:


Video provided by BASF
 
Kixor will offer both rapid burndown and residual control of broadleaf weeds. It controls more than 90 broadleaf weeds and has been shown to have safe on more the 30 crops—including corn, sorghum, soybeans, cereals, tree fruits and nuts.
 
Rex Liebl, Global Herbicide Marketing, says BASF scientists began searching for a new herbicide that would deliver both soil and foliar control of key broadleaf weeds, while being safe on a wide range of crops.
 
"Our goal was to create a new breed of protoporphyrinogen IX oxidase (PPO) inhibitor possessing high levels of weed control and crop selectivity not found in existing PPOs,” Liebl says. "We identified novel ways for a PPO to attack weeds and then set out to create a truly unique herbicide.”
 
BASF says results from U.S. field trails show that Kixor:
 
  • Controls tough broadleaf weeds three-to-five times faster than the closest competitors
  • Delivers burndown and preemergence control of major broadleaf weeds
  • Controls atrazine, ALS, and/or glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds
  • Provides superior broadleaf weed control and season-long residual control at full use rates
  • Offers a residual setup at reduced rates for an in-crop glyphosate application
Listen in as Nevin McDougall, Group Vice President North American Crop Protection for Kixor, talks about the investment of BASF in agriculture:
 

For More Information
2009 Commodity Classic Coverage
 

 
You can email Pam Smith at psmith@farmjournal.com.
 

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