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New BASF Kixor herbicide receives EPA approval

BASF announced this week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of a new active ingredient, Kixor herbicide, for use on a wide range of crops and effective on more than 70 broadleaf weeds, company officials say.

"Kixor is a new herbicide technology specifically designed to address pressing weed concerns of today and tomorrow," Group Vice President of BASF North America Crop Protection Nevin McDougall says in a company report.

Kixor's chemistry is specifically designed to solve growers' toughest broadleaf weed control challenges across a wide range of crops. It inhibits a key step in chlorophyll biosynthesis, called protoporphyrinogen IX oxidase (PPO), resulting in fast, effective control of broadleaf weeds.

"From our discovery of the Kixor molecule to the delivery of the Kixor family of products to market, BASF is invested in providing new solutions to help growers meet increasing global demands and get the most out of every acre," adds Paul Rea, Director of BASF U.S. Crop Business.

BASF announced this week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of a new active ingredient, Kixor herbicide, for use on a wide range of crops and effective on more than 70 broadleaf weeds, company officials say.

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