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Basagran M60




APVMA code: 31608/57702 
Active Constituent(s): 480 g/L bentazone (present as sodium salt)
Registered For:


 Commercial use

 Domestic use



For selective post-emergence control of certain broadleaf weeds in Green (Dwarf French) Beans, Navy (Haricot) Beans, Peanuts, Red Kidney Beans, Red Mexican Beans and Soybeans.


  MSDS (72 kb)

  Label (430 kb)

General Instructions


BASAGRAN Post-emergence Herbicide is a member of the benzothiadiazole group of herbicides. BASAGRAN is a herbicide which inhibits photosynthesis at photosystem II. For weed resistance management BASAGRAN is a Group C herbicide. Some naturally-occurring weed biotypes resistant to BASAGRAN, and other herbicides which inhibit photosynthesis at photosystem II, may exist through normal genetic variability in any weed population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the weed population if these herbicides are used repeatedly. These resistant weeds will not be controlled by BASAGRAN or other Group C herbicides. Since occurrence of resistant weeds is difficult to detect prior to use, BASF Australia Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of BASAGRAN to control resistant weeds. 




DO NOT apply under hot, dry conditions. 


Withholding Periods 


PEANUTS: Do NOT harvest for 21 days after application. 

BROAD BEANS, GREEN BEANS: Do NOT harvest for 5 weeks after application. 

NAVY BEANS, RED KIDNEY BEANS, RED MEXICAN BEANS, SOYBEANS: Do NOT harvest for 8 weeks after application. 




Ground Application: BASAGRAN is a contact herbicide and therefore thorough coverage of the foliage of weeds is essential. To obtain thorough coverage BASAGRAN should be applied through properly calibrated and maintained spray equipment at a volume of 220 to 440 L water per ha and pressure of 240 to 340 kPa. Coverage will be reduced if weeds are being shaded by the crop or by any other factors such as drift or dusty leaves that prevent the herbicide reaching target leaves. Best results will be obtained when conditions favour rapid growth. 


Aerial Application: (Read instructions for Ground Application first) 

Apply with aircraft fitted with either conventional boom and nozzles or with Micronair rotary atomizers flying between 3 to 4 metres above the ground. Booms should be fitted with D8 to D12 nozzles and calibrated to apply at least 50 L/ha with overlapping swaths to prevent striping. Micronairs should be calibrated to apply at least 35 L/ha with droplets between 200 to 250 microns and swaths overlapping to prevent striping. Avoid droplets smaller than 200 micron as they are susceptible to evaporation. 

Do NOT APPLY under hot and dry conditions. Best results are obtained from late afternoon or early morning spraying. Do NOT APPLY under strong or gusty wind conditions (more than 5 knots) as striping will occur. 


Split Applications: Weeds do not all germinate at once and application should not be delayed to catch later germinations. When late germinations of weeds occur a second application is advisable before the crop canopy closes.


The Effects of Stress and Weather: Application is not recommended to crops suffering from stress induced by drought, water logging, hail damage, frost or injury from other pesticides or crop injury may occur. Such stress conditions may also harden weeds making them more difficult to kill. 

BASAGRAN is a water soluble concentration and hot, dry conditions may cause spray to evaporate reducing covering and the performance on weeds. Rain within eight hours of spraying is likely to reduce the effectiveness of BASAGRAN resulting in poor weed control. 


Wetting Agent: In Tasmania (only) a non-ionic wetting agent such as BS1000 at 125 mL per 100 litres of the volume should be added when BASAGRAN is sprayed on navy (Haricot) beans and green (Dwarf French) beans. In general, the addition of wetter does not improve control of weeds in other areas. However, with less susceptible weeds or if spray coverage is less than optimum the addition of BS1000 may improve control. 




BASAGRAN mixes readily with water. Add the required amount of BASAGRAN to the spray tank when filling and agitate to give even mixing. 




BASAGRAN can be applied after pre-planting application of trifluralin or EPTC


Protection of Wildlife, Fish, Crustaceans and Environment


Do NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the product or used containers. 


Protection of Crops, Native and other Non-Target Plants


Do NOT apply under meteorological conditions or from spraying equipment which could be expected to cause spray to drift onto nearby susceptible plants, adjacent crops, crop lands or pasture. 


Crop Safety 


Green beans, navy beans, red kidney beans, red mexican beans: Beans are tolerant of BASAGRAN after the first two trifoliate leaves are fully expanded. There may be leaf scorch but this will not affect yields. Do NOT apply unless two trifoliate leaves are present except as per directions for use in Tasmania on green beans or severe damage may result. When used in Tasmania do not apply after flower bud formation. 

Peanuts: Apply after the crop is 12 cm high. 

Soybeans: Soybeans are tolerant of BASAGRAN at all stages of growth. Mild leaf scorching may occur but will not affect yield. 


Storage & Disposal 


Store in the closed, original container in a well-ventilated area, as cool as possible. Do NOT store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight. Triple or (preferably) pressure rinse containers before disposal. Add rinsings to spray tank. Do NOT dispose of undiluted chemicals on-site. Break, crush, puncture and bury empty containers in a local authority landfill. If not available, bury the containers below 500 mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, vegetation and roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt. 


Safety Directions 


May irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. After use and before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water.


First Aid


If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126 


DISCLAIMER: This is not the Basagran M60 label. To view or print the label for this product, click the "MSDS/Label" tab at the top of this page. Always follow label instructions.


For specialist advice in an EMERGENCY only phone 1800 033 111, TOLL-FREE, ALL-HOURS, NATIONWIDE

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