ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As a highly competitive grass weed, wild oat can cause devastating yield losses in wheat fields. Fortunately, with Luxxur™ herbicide from Bayer, growers can knock out wild oat and increase the yield potential of their crop.
“Luxxur herbicide provides excellent control of Group 1 resistant grasses, such as wild oat,” said Bayer Cereal Expert Carrie Pederson. “I’m excited because Luxxur herbicide gives growers another option for managing weeds, like wild oat. Problems with weeds can grow exponentially, year after year. Luxxur herbicide is a new tool we have to combat those specific weeds cereal growers are dealing with.”
Classified as a Group 2 herbicide, Luxxur is designed to provide enhanced post-emergence control of wild oat in durum, spring and winter wheat fields. In fact, Luxxur demonstrated 90 percent or greater control of wild oat in wheat fields in Bayer agronomic development trials (Figure 1).
In addition to using Luxxur herbicide for post-emergence control, growers can take the following steps to help provide long-term control and prevent the spread of wild oat in their wheat fields:
- Prior to planting, apply a burndown of RT3® herbicide or a Roundup® brand agricultural herbicide tankmixed with Olympus® 70% Water Dispersible Granular Herbicide
- Rotate crops from one season to another
- Avoid deep plowing and till minimally in weed-infested fields
- Clean implements before moving to a new field
Not only does Luxxur knock out wild oat, but it also provides excellent control of other weeds, including Canada thistle, green foxtail, yellow foxtail, dandelions and narrow-leaved hawksbeard. In a 2019 trial conducted by Bayer in Montana, fields treated with Luxxur demonstrated more than 80 percent control of green foxtail, 90 percent control of narrow-leaved hawksbeard and 95 percent control of common lambsquarters 28 days after application (Figure 2).
“I’ve been pretty impressed with how well the weeds are kept down with Luxxur,” said Pederson. “We’re seeing excellent weed control, so we’re pretty excited.”
In addition to weed control, Luxxur herbicide offers rotational flexibility, giving growers the opportunity to rotate back to pulse crops, such as lentils or field peas in the following season.
To learn more about Luxxur herbicide, contact your local Bayer Cereal Expert or visit www.luxxur.us.
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