Sharpen® Herbicide

Powered by Kixor® herbicide technology, Sharpen® herbicide drives burndown three to five times faster than 2, 4-D or glyphosate. It affords an earlier planting window, cleaner fields and improved operational efficiency in the spring, offering broad-spectrum control of tough broadleaf weeds.

How Sharpen Herbicide Works

Sharpen® herbicide, powered by Kixor® herbicide technology, was designed by BASF to provide fast, flexible burndown of broadleaf weeds applied preplant and/or preemergence in a wide range of crops. Research has also shown that Sharpen herbicide provides excellent residual control when applied at appropriate rates.

To increase operational efficiency in the spring and maximize yield potential, growers can use Sharpen herbicide for a fall burndown. A fall burndown with Sharpen herbicide also helps growers protect their land and investment by providing a tool for proactive weed resistance management.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Drives burndown three to five times faster than 2,4-D or glyphosate
  • Allows earlier planting window, cleaner fields and improved operational efficiency in the spring
  • Offers broad-spectrum control of tough broadleaf weeds

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Labeled Crops

Corn (field, pop, seed and silage), chickpeas, dry bean (harvest aid/desiccant), dry field peas, English peas, grain sorghum, small grain cereals, soybeans, cotton and sunflower (harvest aid/desiccant), rice and non-crop land uses.

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Problems Controlled

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 list of the broadleaf weeds effectively controlled by a burndown application and residual preemergence applications of Sharpen® herbicide in testing:

Broadleaf Weeds Controlled by a Burndown Application of Sharpen® herbicide
COMMON NAME
Amaranth, Palmer
Bedstraw, catchweed
Beggarticks, hairy
Beggarweed, Florida
Bindweed, field
Buckwheat, wild
Canola, volunteer (rapeseed)
Carpetweed
Chickweed, common
Cocklebur, common
Cotton, volunteer
Cowcockle
Dandelion
Eveningprimrose, cutleaf
Falseflax, smallseed
Filaree, redstem
Fleabane, hairy
Flixweed
Groundcherry, cutleaf
Groundsel, common
Hawksbeard, narrowleaf
Hemlock, poison
Henbit
Horseweed (marestail)
Knotweed, prostrate
Kochia
Ladysthumb
Lambsquarters, common
Lambsquarters, narrowleaf
Lettuce, prickly
Mallow, common
Mallow, little (cheeseweed)
Mallow, Venice
Marestail (horseweed)
Morningglory, entireleaf
Morningglory, ivyleaf
Morningglory, palmleaf
Morningglory, pitted
Morningglory, tall
Mustard, black
Mustard, tumble
Mustard, wild
Needles, Spanish
Nettle, burning
Nightshade, black
Nightshade, cutleaf
Nightshade, Eastern black
Nightshade, hairy
Parthenium
Pennycress, field
Pigweed, prostrate
Pigweed, redroot
Pigweed, smooth
Puncturevine
Purslane, common
Pusley, Florida
Ragweed, common
Ragweed, giant
Sesbania, hemp
Shepherd’s-purse
Sida, prickly
Smartweed, Pennsylvania
Sowthistle, annual
Sowthistle, spiny
Sunflower, common
Tansymustard, pinnate
Texasweed
Thistle, Canada
Thistle, Russian
Velvetleaf
Waterhemp
Willowweed
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Amaranthus palmeri
Galium aparine
Bidens pilosa
Desmodium tortuosum
Convolvulus arvensis
Polygonum convolvulus
Brassica spp.
Mollugo verticillata
Stellaria media
Xanthium strumarium
Gossypium hirsutum
Vaccaria pyramidata
Taraxacum officinale
Oenothera laciniata
Camelina microcarpa
Erodium cicutarium
Conyza bonariensis
Descurainia sophia
Physalis angulata
Senecio vulgaris
Crepis tectorum
Conium maculatum
Lamium amplexicaule
Conyza canadensis
Polygonum aviculare
Kochia scoparia
Polygonum persicaria
Chenopodium album
Chenopodium pratericola
Lactuca serriola
Malva neglecta
Malva parviflora
Hibiscus trionum
Conyza canadensis
Ipomoea hederacea var. integriuscula
Ipomoea hederacea
Ipomoea wrightii
Ipomoea lacunosa
Ipomoea purpurea
Brassica nigra
Sisymbrium altissimum
Sinapis arvensis
Bidens pilosa
Urtica urens
Solanum nigrum
Solanum triflorum
Solanum ptycanthum
Solanum saccharoides
Parthenium hysterophorus
Thlaspi arvense
Amaranthus blitoides
Amaranthus retroflexus
Amaranthus hybridus
Tribulus terrestris
Portulaca oleracea
Richardia scabra
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Ambrosia trifida
Sesbania exaltata
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Sida spinosa
Polygonum pensylvanicum
Sonchus oleraceus
Sonchus asper
Helianthus annuus
Descurainia pinnata
Caperonia palustris
Cirsium arvense
Salsola kali
Abutilon theophrasti
Amaranthus tuberculatus
Epilobium adenocaulon
Broadleaf Weeds Controlled with a Residual Preemergence Application of Sharpen® herbicide
COMMON NAME
Amaranth, Palmer
Amaranth, Powell
Beggarweed, Florida
Buckwheat, wild
Burcucumber
Carpetweed
Chickweed, common
Cocklebur, common
Copperleaf, Virginia
Galinsoga, smallflower
Groundcherry, cutleaf
Horseweed (marestail)
Jimsonweed
Kochia
Ladysthumb
Lambsquarters, common
Mallow, Venice
Marestail (horseweed)
Morningglory, entireleaf
Morningglory, ivyleaf
Morningglory, pitted
Morningglory, tall
Mustard, wild
Nightshade, black
Pennycress, field
Pigweed, prostrate
Pigweed, redroot
Pigweed, smooth
Pigweed, tumble
Puncturevine
Purslane, common
Pusley, Florida
Ragweed, common
Ragweed, giant
Sida, prickly
Smartweed, Pennsylvania
Starbur, bristly
Sunflower, common
Texasweed
Thistle, Russian
Velvetleaf
Waterhemp
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Amaranthus palmeri
Amaranthus powellii
Desmodium tortuosum
Polygonum convolvulus
Sicyos angulatus
Mollugo verticillata
Stellaria media
Xanthium strumarium
Acalypha virginica
Galinsoga parviflora
Physalis angulata
Conyza canadensis
Datura stramonium
Kochia scoparia
Polygonum persicaria
Chenopodium album
Hibiscus trionum
Conyza canadensis
Ipomoea hederacea var. integriuscula
Ipomoea hederacea
Ipomoea lacunosa
Ipomoea purpurea
Sinapis arvensis
Solanum nigrum
Thlaspi arvense
Amaranthus blitoides
Amaranthus retroflexus
Amaranthus hybridus
Amaranthus albus
Tribulus terrestris
Portulaca oleracea
Richardia scabra
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Ambrosia trifida
Sida spinosa
Polygonum pensylvanicum
Acanthospermum hispidum
Helianthus annuus
Caperonia palustris
Salsola kali
Abutilon theophrasti
Amaranthus tuberculatus

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