- Very high levels of pre-emergent annual ryegrass control in wheat crops
- Control of annual ryegrass populations with known resistance to any other mode of action
- Up to 12 weeks’ residual control, matching the highest industry standard
- Favourable re-cropping intervals allow optimal rotational flexibility
- Rotating to Group 30 will help maintain the effectiveness of older chemistry
The Luximax 30/30 plan
Recharge your pre-em rotation by using Luximax's Group 30 chemistry on 30% of your wheat crop every season to:
- Maintain the highest levels of weed grass control.
- Reduce resistance pressures on older products.
- Keep Group 3, 13 & 15 products in the program.
Click here to download the Luximax 30/30 Technote
Click here to download the Luximax 30/30 User Guide
Hear what growers and advisors have to say about Luximax
Scott Walker, Quairading WA
Brett Ryan, Barry NSW
Benjamin Romeo, Canowindra NSW
Hamish Gaynor, Alleena NSW
Controlling annual ryegrass & resistance management.
Managing annual ryegrass for cereal growers continues to be an issue across Australia year after year. As the first new mode of action to enter the market in a generation, BASF’s Luximax herbicide is the answer growers have been waiting for to help manage their chemical rotations in the fight to control annual ryegrass.
Clint Neville, Forbes NSW
Hear what Clint Neville from Forbes NSW has to say about Luximax Herbicide’s ability to control the weed he’s most concerned about in his wheat crops; Annual Ryegrass
Tom Levitt, Walkaway WA
Hear what Tom Levitt from Walkaway WA has to say about Luximax Herbicide’s ability to control his number one problem on the farm; Annual Ryegrass
How it works
Luximo® is the active ingredient powering this new pre-emergent herbicide which will be available in an emulsifiable concentrate (EC) formulation with a high active loading. This high loading will make Luximax effective at low application rates.
Mode of action
Luximax is the only herbicide in a class of chemistry known as the cineoles. Its novel mode of action is based on inhibition of fatty acid thioesterase (FAT), which irreversibly disrupts cell membranes and damages emerging plant tissue. In pre-emergence treatments, ryegrass seedlings quickly become unable to survive and grow.
This unique mode of action means the molecule has no known cross-resistance and will play an integral role in maintaining the effectiveness of integrated weed control programs. For resistance management purposes, Luximax is classified as a Group 30 herbicide formerly Group T.
Luximax should be incorporated by sowing (IBS) using knife points and press wheels within 3 days of application. To ensure necessary separation of the seed from the herbicide treated band, sowing depth should be a minimum of 3 cm. Sufficient rainfall is then required within 10 days of application for reliable activation.
Consistency across varying conditions
Recent experience has shown that herbicide solubility plays an important role in the effective incorporation and activation of pre-emergent herbicides. Luximax has a good balance of solubility and soil binding, and in development trials has achieved more consistent results across different autumn conditions when compared to some other pre-emergent cereal herbicides.
Compared to other pre-emergent herbicides, Luximax has favourable plantbacks that provide plenty of flexibility in managing crop rotations. Application-to-sowing intervals are typically 9 months for winter crops and 3 months for summer crops.
Integrated Weed Management (IWM)
While Luximax will control annual ryegrass that has developed resistance to herbicides from Group 15, formerly Group K and other mode of action groups, it should always be used as part of an integrated weed management (IWM) strategy. Such strategies will include non-chemical methods as well as herbicides with different modes of action.
Helping you get the best out of Luximax
Correct sowing depth:
Maximise sowing safety:
Get your timing right:
Annual ryegrassBarley grassBrome grass - suppressionSilver grassToad rushWild oats - suppression
Questions and Answers from the Field
Luximax herbicide has a high level of control of toad rush, as well as annual ryegrass and barley grass. With a unique Group 30 mode of action, Luximax is the ideal herbicide for pre-emergent weeds. Maintain excellent control of toad rush with the consistently excellent performance and high resistance management from Luximax.
To control barley grass and brome grass, use Luximax herbicide. Luximax controls annual grass weeds with resistance to other modes of action. For excellent control of barley grass and brome grass, try Luximax.
Luximax is a highly effective herbicide to control grass weeds in wheat. It matches the highest standards of pre-emergent annual ryegrass control while protecting the other key annual ryegrass products in your herbicide rotation. Give your wheat paddocks a break with Luximax.
Luximax herbicide is a highly effective chemical solution for killing annual ryegrass. Luximax offers very high levels of pre-emergent annual ryegrass control in wheat crops, with up to 12 weeks’ residual control, matching the highest industry standard.
Luximax® is compatible with the following herbicides: Avadex* (triallate), Arcade* (prosulfocarb), carfentrazone, glyphosate, metsulfuron, oxyfluorfen, paraquat, Sharpen® Herbicide, trifluralin and Voraxor® Herbicide. Luximax can be used in rotation with a number of other herbicides to effectively control annual ryegrass.
The active ingredient in Luximax herbicide is 750 g/L Cinmethylin – making it a highly effective way to control annual ryegrass in wheat crops.
The best herbicide for wheat is Luximax. Luximax matches the highest standards of pre-emergent annual ryegrass control in wheat crops.
Luximax is the only Group 30 (formerly Group T) mode of action herbicide. With the Group 30 mode of action, Luximax gives users the best of both worlds: it matches the highest standards of pre-emergent annual ryegrass control while protecting the other key annual ryegrass products in your herbicide rotation.