Basamid®

Pre-cultural soil disinfestant containing 970g dazomet/kg for the control of nematodes, soil insects and soil fungi with pronounced herbicidal and bactericidal side-effects.

General

Basamid® is a solid granule type product with dazomet as active ingredient. Dazomet is a broad-spectrum soil fumigant, whose active ingredient generates gaseous methyl isothiocyanate (MITC) in the presence of adequate soil moisture. It limits free living nematodes, cyst nematodes and root knot nematodes. Other features that have encouraged growers’ interest in the application of Basamid® to high-value crops include its fungicidal, insecticidal and herbicidal qualities.

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Field of use

Basamid® can be applied prior to planting or sowing both outdoor crops and crops grown under protective covering. Full area treatment or strip application should be selected depending on the severity of the soil-borne pest or disease problem.

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Mode of application

Basamid® can easily be applied by the grower himself. But special care must be taken to ensure that there is sufficient soil moisture content in fine crumbled soil for efficient conversion of dazomet into the active gaseous MITC. An excellent measure of soil humidity is the condition of the sowing bed, i.e. 60-70 % of the water-holding capacity. MITC will move through both soil gas phases and soil water phases.

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Additional effects

Apart from direct or indirect pest and disease control, Basamid® enhances soil quality making it more favorable to crop growth. This is a global upshot of the following effects :

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Some results

Trial results demonstrating the overall effect of Basamid® soil disinfestation.

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Packaging

Basamid® is available in following types :
  • 600 kg Polyethylene Big Bag
  • 20 kg FFS bag
  • 5 kg FFS bag
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Source: Dr Ir Etienne van Wambeke - Technical Manager Soil Disinfestation - Certis Europe