Basis® Herbicide – Crop Protection
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DuPont™ Basis®


Dependable broad-spectrum weed control for corn

DuPont™ Basis® herbicide is a fall-applied, post-harvest herbicide for fields to be planted to corn. It delivers dependable, broad-spectrum weed control, even under cool, wet conditions. This can help farmers plant when they want to the following spring in a cleaner, warmer seedbed with a fall-applied strategy.


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Post harvest application allows earlier planting

A fall-applied post harvest application of Basis® herbicide prevents weed cover from forming, allowing soil to warm up faster in the spring. No-till and reduced-till fields are ready for earlier planting and conventional-till fields require fewer springtime tillage passes.

Residual activity keeps fields clean

The use of burndown plus residual herbicides in the fall can prevent weeds from producing seed in the spring. Fall-applied Basis controls winter annual weeds and keeps working to control later-emerging spring weeds so fields stay clean.

Fewer weeds, fewer pests

Weed-free seedbeds are less attractive to damaging insects and less conducive to fungal disease development, creating the ideal environment for young crops to thrive.



Corn (All Types) (Zea mays ssp. mays)

Controlled weeds

This product delivers effective weed control against the following:

  • Barnyardgrass
  • Chamomile
  • Chickweed
  • Crabgrass
  • Cupgrass
  • Dandelion
  • Fescue
  • Foxtail
  • Henbit
  • Lambsquarters
  • Mustard
  • Oat
  • Panicum
  • Pigweed
  • Quackgrass
  • Ragweed
  • Shepherd's-purse
  • Sunflower
  • Velvetleaf
  • Wheat

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Technical Specifications

  • Active Ingredient
    Rimsulfuron; thifensulfuron-methyl
  • Approved Use
    Basis® herbicide is a selective herbicide for control of certain annual grass and broadleaf weeds in com.

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