Introducing Kixor® herbicide technology. One of the biggest advances in herbicides in years. At the core of Kixor’s revolutionary chemistry is a unique little molecule that delivers big results. It drives a new kind of foliar and soil activity on today’s toughest weeds. Weeds have evolved. It’s time your herbicide technology did, too.
How Kixor Herbicide Works
At the center of the Kixor herbicide technology is a revolutionary new chemistry designed around a revolutionary new molecule. It triggers a fast, powerful action on the kind of tough broadleaf weeds that can compromise yields and ROI. Approved for use across a wide range of crops, Kixor also provides flexibility in crop rotation.
Kixor is a potent inhibitor of chlorophyll biosynthesis, resulting in a rapid buildup of reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation of the cellular membranes. This drives a rapid loss of membrane integrity, leading to cellular leakage and rapid weed death.
Kixor is readily absorbed by plant roots, shoots and leaves. Once absorbed, it is predominantly translocated via the xylem, with some movement in the phloem.
Kixor herbicide technology is the first in North America in the class of chemistry known as pyrimidinedione. Kixor was designed with a novel side chain. This novel side chain means that Kixor is readily metabolized by tolerant crops, which leads to crop safety. The side chain also imparts chemical properties that result in soil bioavailability and foliar activity that enhance weed control.
Kixor® herbicide technology is approved for use on a wide range of crops. It has proven safe and effective on wheat, barley, oats, corn, cotton, dry beans (harvest aid/desiccant), english peas, fallow, grain sorghum, pulses, rice, legumes, soybeans and sunflowers (harvest aid/desiccant) and non-crop land uses. Kixor has also proven safe for use on citrus, pome fruit and nut trees.
Kixor herbicide technology has proven powerfully effective on a large array of broadleaf weeds across a wide variety of environments and crops. With its unique foliar and soil activity, Kixor has also proven effective against a new generation of tough-to-control as well as resistant weeds.
In fact, every year, across the country, growers see evidence that an increasing number of different weeds are developing glyphosate resistance. You can find out more about the spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds in your area at www.glyphosateweedscrops.org.
This is a general list of the burndown and residual spectrum effectively controlled by Kixor in testing:
Bindweed, field *
Canola, volunteer (rapeseed)
Mallow, little (cheeseweed)
Nightshade, Eastern black
Thistle, Canada *
Ipomoea hederacea var. integriuscula
* Control of seedling stage and suppression of perennial growth stage
Kixor herbicide technology and its unique action drive a new kind of powerful and complete burndown on an extensive number of broadleaf weeds. You can see for yourself in these time-lapse videos and photos how fast and complete Kixor is on even the toughest of weeds.
Strong Residual Foundation for Glyphosate-resistant Giant Ragweed
Commercial Application - 4 Weeks After Treatment - Brownton, MN
Verdict (16 fl oz/A); sprayer skip (lower left) shows level of giant ragweed presence in field
Excellent Residual Foundation with Verdict in Corn
Commercial Application - 8 Weeks After Treatment - Buhl, ID
Verdict (14 fl oz/A); sprayer skip in foreground shows level of weed presence in field
Fast, Complete Preplant Burndown in Soybeans for Timely Planting
Commercial Application - 6 Days After Treatment - Summitville, IN
Sharpen (1 fl oz/A) + Scepter® herbicide (2.1 oz/A) + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Harvest Aid/Desiccant For Dry Beans
10 Days After Treatment - North Dakota State University
Sharpen (2 oz/A) + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Fast, Complete Preplant Burndown in Soybeans for a Clean Start
Commercial Application - 19 Days After Treatment - Glendale, KY
Sharpen (1 fl oz/A) + Degree® + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Post-Directed in Almond: Fast, Complete Burndown of Tough Broadleaf Weeds
Commercial Application - 14 Days After Treatment - Merced County, CA
Treevix (1 oz/A) + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Same location - different angle
Fast, Complete Preplant Burndown in Soybeans with OpTill
Commercial Application - 7 Days After Treatment - Olmsted County, MN
OpTill (2 oz/A) + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Family of Products
In order to use the power of Kixor
® herbicide technology across the widest range of crops, weeds, soils and environments, BASF has developed a family of four unique products, each one powered by Kixor
and designed to maximize broadleaf efficacy and provide you with a new weed control solution for a large number of crops.
For Information about herbicide carryover risk,
please click here.
BASF created OpTill herbicide for burndown and residual weed control in soybeans, chickpeas and dry field peas when applied preplant through preemergence. It is a dry formulation of Kixor herbicide technology plus imazethapyr.
Soybeans, dry field peas, English peas and chickpeas
- Broad-spectrum grass and broadleaf weed control
- Enhanced burndown with residual control
- Preplant interval flexibility
OpTill® PRO Herbicide
For Information about herbicide carryover risk,
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OpTill® PRO (Premium Residual Option) herbicide combines OpTill® herbicide, powered by Kixor® herbicide technology, with the same active ingredient as in Outlook® herbicide. This powerful combination provides a more complete foundation for soybean growers, helping them to manage resistant weeds more effectively and maximize yield potential. Three overlapping sites of action deliver rapid burndown and enhanced residual control of tough broadleaf weeds and grasses, such as glyphosate-resistant waterhemp and Palmer pigweed.
- Broad-spectrum burndown and residual control of tough weeds, including glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigweed and waterhemp
- Three overlapping sites of action for effective resistance management
- Preplant and preemergence application flexibility
OpTill PRO is packaged as a dual-chambered jug, consisting of separate dry and liquid components that will treat 20 acres.
Always read and follow label directions.
Sharpen herbicide was designed by BASF to provide fast, flexible burndown of broadleaf weeds applied preplant and/or preemergence in a wide range of crops. Research has also shown that Sharpen provides excellent residual control when applied at appropriate rates.
To increase operational efficiency in the spring and maximize yield potential, growers can use Sharpen for a fall burndown. A fall burndown with Sharpen also helps growers protect their land and investment by providing a tool for proactive weed resistance management.
Corn (field, pop, seed and silage), chickpeas, dry bean (harvest aid/desiccant), dry field peas, English peas, grain sorghum, small grain cereals, soybeans, cotton and sunflower (harvest aid/desiccant), rice and non-crop land uses
- Fast, complete burndown
- Preplant interval flexibility in many crops
- Labeled on a wide range of crops
- No antagonism with other herbicides
herbicide was designed for directed, postemergence applications in a variety of tree fruit and nut crops. Research has confirmed its ability to control over 60 broadleaf weeds with excellent tree safety. When tank-mixed with glyphosate, Treevix
offers a more effective weed-control program, resulting in the kind of clean orchards you can take pride in. There is a seven-day preharvest interval for nut trees and no preharvest interval for citrus and pome fruit trees.
Citrus, pome fruit and nut trees
- Fast, complete broadleaf weed control
- Tree-safe and nonvolatile
- Application timing flexibility
Learn more about Kixor
Designed for 21st-century farmers, Verdict
herbicide provides growers with confidence, controlling the toughest weeds in an easy-to-handle formulation for better time management. Verdict,
powered by Kixor® herbicide technology,
is now the only enhanced preemergence broadleaf weed herbicide for corn that can also be used for soybeans. Verdict
is a simple solution for preemergence burndown and residual control of 46 of today’s toughest weeds in corn, grain sorghum and soybeans, providing a foundation for maximum yield potential.
Corn (field and silage), popcorn, soybeans, grain sorghum
- Lays the groundwork for maximum yield potential
- Multicrop flexibility: Corn, grain sorghum and soybeans
- Preemergence burndown and residual control in one product
- Fewer use restrictions than atrazine
- Ease of use with low use rate