BASF Receives Federal Registration for Zidua Herbicide

New class of chemistry for soybean growers helps fight resistant weeds, including Palmer amaranth and waterhemp

Published on: Mar 21, 2013

BASF's Crop Protection division announced Thursday the federal registration of Zidua herbicide in soybeans.

According to 10 years of research and field trials, the residual weed control provided by Zidua herbicide lasts up to two weeks longer than other herbicides currently on the market. Research also shows Zidua herbicide provides up to 10% better performance than other residual herbicides in controlling Palmer amaranth and waterhemp.

Zidua herbicide can be tank-mixed with Kixor herbicide technology products to form a preplant and preemerge combination that combats resistant weeds with up to three different sites of action. Zidua herbicide can also be applied with a range of use rates, allowing soybean growers to select the best rate for their specific needs, based on soil textures in their fields.

New class of chemistry for soybean growers helps fight resistant weeds, including Palmer amaranth and waterhemp
New class of chemistry for soybean growers helps fight resistant weeds, including Palmer amaranth and waterhemp

Zidua herbicide is the only solo pyroxasulfone product on the market, offering a wide application window from fall through early preplant to early post-emergence.

Zidua herbicide is currently labeled for use in corn and soybeans. Future label expansions are being developed for use in cotton and wheat, and being evaluated for uses in sunflowers, mint, peanuts and other crops.

For more information on herbicide best practices, visit http://on.basf.com/weedbp.