At the center of the Kixor® herbicide technology is a revolutionary new chemistry designed around a revolutionary new molecule. It triggers a fast, powerful action on the kind of tough broadleaf weeds that can compromise yields and ROI. Approved for use across a wide range of crops, Kixor herbicide also provides flexibility in crop rotation. Kixor herbicide is a potent inhibitor of chlorophyll biosynthesis, resulting in a rapid buildup of reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation of the cellular membranes. This drives a rapid loss of membrane integrity, leading to cellular leakage and rapid weed death. Kixor herbicide is readily absorbed by plant roots, shoots and leaves. Once absorbed, it is predominantly translocated via the xylem, with some movement in the phloem. Kixor herbicide technology is the first in North America in the class of chemistry known as pyrimidinedione. Kixor herbicide was designed with a novel side chain. This novel side chain means that Kixor herbicide is readily metabolized by tolerant crops, which leads to crop safety. The side chain also imparts chemical properties that result in soil bioavailability and foliar activity that enhance weed control.
How Kixor Herbicide Works
Kixor® herbicide technology is approved for use on a wide range of crops. It has proven safe and effective on wheat, barley, oats, corn, cotton, dry beans (harvest aid/desiccant), english peas, fallow, grain sorghum, pulses, rice, legumes, soybeans and sunflowers (harvest aid/desiccant) and non-crop land uses. Kixor has also proven safe for use on citrus, pome fruit and nut trees.
Kixor herbicide technology has proven powerfully effective on a large array of broadleaf weeds across a wide variety of environments and crops. With its unique foliar and soil activity, Kixor has also proven effective against a new generation of tough-to-control as well as resistant weeds.
In fact, every year, across the country, growers see evidence that an increasing number of different weeds are developing glyphosate resistance. You can find out more about the spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds in your area at www.glyphosateweedscrops.org.
This is a general list of the burndown and residual spectrum effectively controlled by Kixor in testing:
Bindweed, field *
Canola, volunteer (rapeseed)
Mallow, little (cheeseweed)
Nightshade, Eastern black
Thistle, Canada *
Ipomoea hederacea var. integriuscula
Kixor herbicide technology and its unique action drive a new kind of powerful and complete burndown on an extensive number of broadleaf weeds. You can see for yourself in these time-lapse videos and photos how fast and complete Kixor is on even the toughest of weeds.
- Kixor Academic Testimonial
- Kixor Burndown: Common Lambsquarters
- Kixor Burndown: Ivyleaf Morningglory
- Kixor Burndown: Velvetleaf
- Kixor Burndown: Burndown plus Residual: Velvetleaf & Morningglory
- Kixor Customer Testimonial
- Kixor Herbicide Testimonial
Strong Residual Foundation for Glyphosate-resistant Giant Ragweed
Verdict (16 fl oz/A); sprayer skip (lower left) shows level of giant ragweed presence in field
Excellent Residual Foundation with Verdict in Corn
Verdict (14 fl oz/A); sprayer skip in foreground shows level of weed presence in field
Fast, Complete Preplant Burndown in Soybeans for Timely Planting
Prior to applicaiton
Sharpen (1 fl oz/A) + Scepter® herbicide (2.1 oz/A) + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Harvest Aid/Desiccant For Dry Beans
Sharpen (2 oz/A) + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Fast, Complete Preplant Burndown in Soybeans for a Clean Start
Prior to Application
Sharpen (1 fl oz/A) + Degree® + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Post-Directed in Almond: Fast, Complete Burndown of Tough Broadleaf Weeds
Treevix (1 oz/A) + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Same location - different angle
Fast, Complete Preplant Burndown in Soybeans with OpTill
OpTill (2 oz/A) + glyphosate + MSO + AMS
Family of Products
For more information about Sharpen® herbicide, please click here.
For more information about Treevix® herbicide, please click here.
For more information about Verdict® herbicide, please click here.
For more information about Optill® herbicide, please click here.