Sharpen® Herbicide

If the burndown herbicide you’re using in soybeans can’t control marestail, kochia and waterhemp, then it’s really just fancy water. Powered by Kixor® herbicide technology, Sharpen® herbicide drives burndown up to five times faster than the competition and offers unmatched control of more than 80 of the toughest broadleaf weeds. It’s a simple, effective way to sharpen up your burndown.


But that’s not all. Applied later in the season, Sharpen herbicide is also a stronger, faster and more complete harvest aid for soybeans, cotton, canola and dry beans that allows you to harvest on your schedule and see your crop potential through to the end of the season.

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    Benefits of Sharpen® Powered by Kixor® Herbicide

    • Drives burndown up to five times faster than the competition
    • Broad spectrum control of more than 80 of the toughest broadleaf weeds including marestail, kochia and waterhemp
    • Zero-day rotation interval and unique tank-mix compatibility1
    • Allows you to harvest on your schedule when used as a harvest aid herbicide

    Prep fields for a smooth harvest

    Crop maturity, conditions and forecasts are factors in determining the right window for your harvest and your harvest aid applications.


    Sharpen herbicide is a premier harvest aid for crop desiccation,2 drydown, and weed control that readies row crops like cotton, canola, dry beans and soybeans for a clean and timely harvest. Sharpen herbicide helps you work quickly and efficiently when it’s time to get your high-quality crop ready to harvest and out of the field. 

    Cotton field during harvest at sunset

    Harvest with less variability

    Used as a harvest aid, this desiccant herbicide provides drydown once crops have reached an optimal maturity level.

    Close up of farmer’s hand inspecting open cotton boll before harvest

    Control your harvest window

    Sharpen herbicide allows you to time your harvest to the right conditions with faster cotton, dry bean, canola and soybean desiccation, defoliation, short pre-harvest intervals and excellent regrowth suppression.

    Close up of soybeans pods and foliage near maturity

    Protect your investment

    Sharpen herbicide makes your crop less vulnerable to the elements during harvest and eliminates the causes of reduced grading, rejection, and crop loss.

    Sharpen your burndown in soybeans with broad spectrum weed control

    Sharpen herbicide provides excellent residual control and fast burndown of broadleaf weeds in soybeans and a wide range of crops. As part of a comprehensive weed control management program, it’s a highly effective burndown herbicide, with the compatibility to fit the needs of your farm.

    Broadleaf weeds after burndown herbicide application in soybean field

    Fast Burndown

    Up to five times faster burndown than the competition, so you can get ahead of weeds and get into your fields sooner.

    Close up of soybean leavest

    Broad Spectrum Weed Control

    Controls more than 80 of the toughest broadleaf weeds — including marestail, kochia and waterhemp.

    Sprayer  applying burndown herbicide application in soybean field

    Application Flexibility1

    Can be applied pre-plant or pre-emergence, and with a zero-day rotation interval in most soil types. Compatible with tank mix partners, and trait systems.

    Always read and follow label directions.

    Sharpen and Kixor are registered trademarks of BASF. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and use of any such trademark does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by its owner. © 2024 BASF Corporation. All rights reserved.  

    1Before mixing components, always conduct a compatibility jar test. Always consult respective product labels for specific mixing instructions. The most restrictive label applies. 

    2Every application of Sharpen herbicide requires the use of an adjuvant for optimum desiccation.

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