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US approval for Kixor on rice

BASF has received a US label expansion for its saflufenacil (trade-marked as Kixor)-based herbicide, Sharpen, for use in rice cultivation. The pre-plant burn-down treatment is effective against broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth ( Amaranthus palmeri) and marestail ( Conyza canadensis), BASF points out. The company received US approval for Sharpen on maize, soybeans and other arable crops in 2009 ( Agrow No 576, p 23).


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