Herbicide Receives Federal Registration for Pre- and Postemergence Applications
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.