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Herbicide Receives Federal Registration for Pre- and Postemergence Applications

Kacey Birchmier Updated: 03/26/2014 @ 5:17pm I grew up on a fourth-generation farm in central Iowa. Follow me on twitter - @KaceyBirchmier.

BASF announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal registration of Sharpen herbicide for pre- and postemergence applications on rice. Sharpen herbicide offers rice growers flexible control of broadleaf weeds.

Previously available to rice growers as a preplant herbicide, Sharpen herbicide can now also be added to current preemergence and post-emergence herbicide programs. The herbicide targets weeds such as Palmer amaranth, morningglory, Texasweed, and hemp sesbania with an additional site of action.

Eric Webster, Louisiana State University, has studied Sharpen herbicide for several years, testing application rates and timing of this unique herbicide.

"Mainly, we have seen Sharpen herbicide control hemp sesbania, Texasweed, and jointvetch very well,” said Webster.

Sharpen herbicide provides growers with early residual control of broadleaf weeds in preemergence applications and broad-spectrum control of broadleaf weeds in early postemergence applications. It is also easily incorporated into the Clearfield Production System for rice from BASF allowing an additional chemistry to be incorporated.

Sharpen herbicide is powered by Kixor herbicide technology.

Source: BASF

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organic chemistry 08/05/2014 @ 1:00am This the halogenated thorazine for life on earth or just broad leaf weeds? Or is it 2,4d and glycophosphate mixed together??? A chemical, such as they've said they have synthesized, should never be available, #1, at a price we could afford -- unless it really does cause life on earth to cease at minuet concentrations as is suggested. And #2, it is incredibly hazardous to utilize anything which intends to "kill" -- especially when the chemical offers to shut down ALL DNA functions on the molecular level. If this stuff is actually the real deal, we have a very serious problem.

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