The Environmental Protection Agency has registered the active ingredient, Kixor herbicide, for use on a wide variety of crops.
The broad-spectrum herbicide from Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based BASF Co., controls more than 70 broadleaf weeds, according to a news release. It also controls glyphosate-resistant weeds.
It will be marketed under four different names, depending on the intended crop use: Sharpen, OpTill, Integrity and Treevix.
Sharpen is designed for field crops.
OpTill is a premix of Kixor and imazethapyr and is for use on soybeans, chickpeas and peas.
Integrity is a premix of Kixor and dimethenamid-p and is for use in corn.
Treevix is designed for directed, post-emergence applications to both bearing and non-bearing tree crops. They include citrus, pome fruit and tree nuts.
Treevix is non-volatile and meets California's volatile organic compound requirements. It also can be tankmixed with other herbicides.