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.


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.

Beyond its effects across the standard spectrum of activity, Basamid’s® effectiveness against soil-borne bacterial plant diseases is a feature that cannot be overlooked. Some of the common bacterial diseases that Basamid® can bring under control are Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Clavibacter michiganense, Corynebacterium fascians, Erwinia carotovora, Pseudomonas solanacearum and Xanthomonas campestris.

Basamid® provides an excellent alternative means of soil disinfestation in view of the phasing out of methyl bromide according to the provisions of the Montreal protocol for the protection of the stratospheric ozone layer. Depending on the nature of the soil-borne pest or disease problem to be treated, Basamid® can readily be applied in combination with DD® (1,3-dichloropropene) or some other fumigants.


Source: Dr Ir Etienne van Wambeke - Technical Manager Soil Disinfestation - Certis Europe