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Basta®

Non-Selective Herbicide

Clean knockdown of dangerous weeds

Mode of action: Group 10 herbicide (formerly N)
Active ingredient(s): 200 g/L glufosinate-ammonium
Formulation: Soluble concentrate (SL)


Basta® Non-Selective Herbicide is a versatile non-selective knockdown herbicide registered for the control of over 80 weed species in a wide range of crops. Basta is particularly effective on some of the most damaging and hard-to-control weeds in horticulture.

Basta has a partially systemic mode of action that provides a higher level of crop safety than systemic alternatives like glyphosate, while also offering more robust control than purely contact herbicides such as paraquat and diquat.

Key benefits

  • Broad-spectrum weed control capabilities of numerous annual and perennial weeds
  • Faster, quicker knockdown than glyphosate
  • Inhibits weed seed development
  • Group N herbicide

How it works

The active ingredient in Basta® is glufosinate-ammonium, a Group N herbicide which works by inhibiting the enzyme glutamine synthetase. Lack of glutamine synthetase leads to plant death through multiple disruptions of the plant metabolism, including the breakdown of photosynthesis.

Despite the absence of visual symptoms, the treated plants stop growing within the first day after application of Basta. Complete death of the weeds usually occurs between two and two weeks after treatment.

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