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Insure Cereal

Provides the benefits1 of AgCelence® including broad-spectrum disease control and increased growth efficiency for cereals.2

  • Broad-spectrum protection against seed- and soil-borne diseases, including Fusarium graminareaum and all other species of fusarium, along with cochliobolus, pythium, smuts and bunts
  • More consistent and increased emergence, including under cold conditions2
  • Increased seedling vigour, both above and below ground2
  • Enhanced ability to manage exposure to minor stresses2
  • Unique AgCelence plant health benefits that can result in increased yield potential.

1 AgCelence benefits refer to products that contain the active ingredient pyraclostrobin.
2 All comparisons are to untreated unless otherwise stated.

Labels & SDS


Labels & SDS

Additional Resources



Benefits of Insure Cereal

Insure Cereal uses three active ingredients from Groups 3, 4 and 11 for multiple modes of action and effective, broad-spectrum disease control.


The active ingredients work together to provide preventative protection for seeds and seedlings, against a variety of seed- and soil-borne diseases.


AgCelence benefits for maximized cereal production:**

  • Excellent broad-spectrum protection against seed and soil-borne diseases.
  • Increased plant biomass above and below ground.
  • Faster and more consistent plant stand establishment including under cool conditions.

**All comparisons are to untreated, unless otherwise stated.

Performance Trials


Increased yield potential in wheat, barley and oats

Chart: Insure Cereal + Competitive Treatment + Untreated

Increased seedling vigour in wheat

Field Comparison: Competitor + Insure Cereal

Product Info & Application Guide

Disease Management



Triticale, Wheat (all types), Barley, Oats, Rye

Seed rot/pre-emergence damping-off caused by Fusarium spp., Cochliobolus sativus and Pythium spp.
Post-emergence damping-off, seedling blight and root rot caused by Pythium spp.
Seedling blight, root rot and crown rot4 and foot rot4 caused by Fusarium spp.
Seedling blight3 and root rot3 caused by Cochliobolus sativus.

Triticale, Wheat (all types), Rye

Loose smut (Ustilago tritici)
Common bunt (Tilletia tritici)


Covered smut (Ustilago hordae)
False loose smut (Ustilago nigra)
True loose smut (Ustilago nuda)


Covered smut (Ustilago hordae)
Loose smut (Ustilago avenae)

3 Suppression only.
4 Suppression, commercially supported but not on the label.

How Much to Apply

  • 1 case contains 2 x 9.8 L jugs of Insure Cereal.
  • Insure Cereal is available as a ready-to-use solution.
  • There is no water or dye to add (unless recommended by the manufacturer of the application equipment.)
  • Apply Insure Cereal to seeds using standard slurry or mist-type seed treatment application equipment.


Application Rate
There is one application rate of Insure Cereal:  300 ml per 100 kg (220 lb) of seed.


Amount of seed treated

Volume of Insure Cereal




9.8 L

120 bushels

150 bushels

211 bushels

Application Tips

  • Insure Cereal is formulated in a ready-to-use liquid that minimizes damping-off effects compared to other treatments.
  • Do not use treated seed for food, feed or oil producing.
  • Insure Cereal contains sufficient pigment to conspicuously colour and coat treated seed. Regulations pertaining to the colouration of treated seed enforced under the “Seeds Act” must be strictly adhered to when using this product.


The colour from an Insure seed treatment has stained my equipment. What can I use to remove the stains?

BASF strictly adheres to regulations pertaining to the colouration of treated seed, enforced under the “Seeds Act”. Therefore, Insure Seed Treatments contain sufficient pigment to visibly colour and coat the seed. This can stain truck boxes blue or red. MS Schippers Foam or Enviro Clean can be used to help remove stains from the surface of equipment dyed by Insure seed treatments.

Can I dilute Insure brand seed treatments with water?

If desired, based on treating conditions, applicators can dilute Insure brand seed treatments with water. Increase the use rate proportionally to the dilution rate (E.g. 100 ml water + 300 ml Insure® Cereal FX4 = 400 ml/100 kg seed). BASF supports the addition of water to Insure Cereal FX4 to a maximum volume of 600 ml (300 ml additional water per 100 kg).

How long does seed treated with an Insure seed treatment stay good? How far in advance can I treat seed with an Insure seed treatment?

Seed treated with Insure seed treatments can be stored for up to one year without impacting seed germination and viability. Beyond one year, seed should be re-treated to maintain product efficacy

Where can I find information on properly calibrating my seed treating equipment with Insure brand seed treatments?

Calibration documents for A4, G3 and G40 treating systems can all be found on the website product pages for each Insure brand seed treatment.

Where can I find information on application rate by crop for Insure brand seed treatments?

Treatment rate is based on total weight, not the number of bushels of seed or bushel weight. Each Insure brand technology sheet provides details on application rates for all labeled crops by pack size.