BASF Focuses on Going Small to Deliver Big for Superior Weed Management

Why small?  

  • Because the tiniest molecules can spark monumental innovations for new types of herbicides, traits and product formulations
  • Because small talk can yield big ideas
  • Because micro-precision for weed management in the field can increase yields
  • Because our small planet is experiencing massive change

Simply put, supporting the biggest job on Earth demands that we sweat the small stuff. Focus on the smallest details. Innovate at microscopic levels. To support a grower’s weed management plan in the face of unpredictable weather and herbicide-resistant weeds, we must get down into the weeds. Literally and figuratively. And nobody gets into the weeds like we do.


Going Small to Deliver Big 

Even the smallest weeds have the ability to devastate a grower’s entire operation, which is why for more than 100 years, BASF has been providing innovative burndown, pre- and post-emergent weed control solutions to growers, foresters, golf course superintendents and industrial land managers. From the first selective herbicide to herbicides that support modern, no-till farming, BASF is constantly innovating to protect against weeds. We’ve learned the greatest innovations come from the smallest details, like a genetic trait that leads to increased yields or a new site of action herbicide for a perfectly green fairway.

Our mission is chemistry for a sustainable future – from the broadest herbicide portfolio with the most modes of action to the deepest pipeline. By focusing on the small details, we support growers, land managers, foresters and others with leading-edge herbicide application technology and herbicide solutions for tough to manage, herbicide-resistant weeds. This history of innovation also allows us to create herbicide formulations and tolerant traits that are tailored to growers' needs.

When it comes to herbicides by BASF, we sweat the small stuff to help our customers deliver monumental solutions to the world.

Explore Active Ingredients for Weed Management

Bentazon active herbicide, with exceptional versatility, offers growers reliable, cost-effective, post-emergent control of tough broadleaf weeds, including velvet leaf, yellow nutsedge, annual sedges and more for row crops, ornamentals or turf. It is available for purchase as Basagran® herbicide.

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Glufosinate ammonium active herbicide is a highly effective, nonselective broad-spectrum, post-emergent herbicide for difficult to control weeds, such as morning glories, amaranthus species and mallow in more than 100 crops worldwide. Its unique mode of action makes glufosinate ammonium ideal to rotate with other herbicides to control weed resistance. Farmers rely on glufosinate ammonium for its high degree of crop safety. It is available as Liberty® herbicide, Basta® herbicide, Rely® 280 herbicide and Finale® herbicide.

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Imazamox active herbicide delivers selective, efficient, comprehensive post-emergent weed control and crop protection for the Clearfield® and Clearfield Plus® Production Systems, as well as conventional crops. Imazamox is available for purchase as Raptor® herbicide and Clearcast® herbicide.

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Imazapyr active herbicide is a versatile non-selective, pre- and post-emergent herbicide for broad-spectrum control of grasses, broadleaf weeds, woody brush control in crops, forestry, aquatic and land management. It is available as Chopper® herbicide and Arsenal® herbicide.

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Kixor active herbicide was the first in a new chemistry class of protoporphyrinogen IX oxidase (PPO) inhibitors for pre- and post-emergent, broad-spectrum, broadleaf weed control without the need for atrazine. It is available for use in a wide range of crops, from corn and soybeans to citrus and stone fruit trees, and is also sold as Sharpen® herbicide and Heat® herbicide.

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Luximo active herbicide is a selective, residual herbicide with a novel mode of action offering pre-emergent weed control of a broad range of grasses in cereal crops, including resistant and difficult to control black-grass and ryegrass.

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Tirexor active herbicide is a potent new herbicide for residual and post burndown control of troublesome dicot weeds, including resistant biotypes, in multiple crops such as corn, soybeans, cereals, peanuts, citrus, tree nuts and vegetation management. It is also sold as Voraxor® herbicide.

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Topramezone active herbicide is a highly flexible, post-emergent herbicide that protects yield potential by providing excellent control of tough broadleaf weeds and grasses in all types of maize. It is available as Clio® herbicide and Armezon® herbicide.

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