BASF prepares for US Kixor launch
BASF is preparing to launch its new multi-crop herbicide, Kixor (saflufenacil), in the US later this year. It hopes to receive US approval in the third quarter of 2009. The company is initially targeting registrations in the US, Canada and Australia, with further approvals expected in South America, Asia and Europe ( Agrow No 537, p 21). BASF has invested $50 million over the past two years in its US manufacturing plant in Hannibal, Missouri, which will supply the herbicide worldwide.