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WEED CONTROL: Wheat is sprayed for weeds. Luxxor herbicide, newly labeled for use on wheat, provides control of foxtails and wild oats, as well as Canada thistle and narrow-leaved hawksbeard.

Bayer's new wheat herbicide controls grasses, broadleaves

The new Luxxur herbicide has been labeled for use on wheat for the 2020 season.

Luxxur herbicide from Bayer is now available to cereals growers in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming for the 2020 growing season.

Classified as a Group 2 herbicide, Luxxur herbicide is formulated with a combination of active ingredients to control many grass and broadleaf weeds in spring, winter and durum wheat fields.

“Luxxur herbicide provides exceptional control of Group 1 resistant grasses, such as green foxtails, yellow foxtails and wild oats,” says Matt Smith, customer business adviser at Bayer. “It also works well for controlling Canada thistle and narrow-leaved hawksbeard, which are two especially problematic weeds for growers.”

“In trials, we’ve been pretty impressed with how well the weeds were controlled with Luxxur herbicide, even in drier conditions where the crop doesn’t canopy well,” says Carrie Pederson, northwest sales representative at Bayer. “We’re seeing excellent weed control.”

Luxxur also offers rotational flexibility, season after season.

“One of the main draws with Luxxur herbicide, is the fact that farmers can rotate back to sensitive pulse crops, such as lentils in the following season,” Pederson says.

Growers can use Luxxur herbicide safely on all wheat. For optimal weed control and Luxxur herbicide should be applied between emergence and jointing. To maximize crop safety, growers should apply Luxxur herbicide before jointing. Spraying early helps maximize efficacy, tackling early emerging perennial and winter annual broadleaf weeds to help ensure a clean field.

“I’m excited because Luxxur herbicide gives growers another option for managing weeds,” Smith says. “Problems with weeds can grow exponentially, year after year. Luxxur herbicide is a new tool we have to combat those specific weeds cereals growers are dealing with.”

“Some of our grass species are becoming more tolerant to glyphosate, so we have to constantly figure out other ways to mix it up and keep mother nature guessing,” Pederson says. “To minimize herbicide resistance development, I would recommend growers adopt a durum or spring wheat rotation with lentils and Luxxur herbicide is a really good fit there.”

For the 2020 growing season, Luxxur herbicide will be available in 80-acre cases. In addition, Luxxur herbicide is included as a herbicide in Bayer PLUS Rewards. To view potential rebates on Luxxur herbicide in combination with other Bayer products, use the calculator at bayerplus.us.

To learn more about Luxxur herbicide and the weeds you can control using it, contact your local Bayer Cereal Expert or visit luxxur.us.

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