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Seed Treatment

Insure Pulse

Combines Xemium with AgCelence® benefits1 to maximize pulse production.

  • The first fungicide seed treatment with Xemium, for unique translocation and mobility characteristics
  • Delivers more consistent and continuous protection against key seed and seedling diseases, including ascochyta
  • The benefits of AgCelence ensure greater germination for improved emergence and enhanced seedling vigour, even under stressful early season conditions
  • Enhance seedling vigour above and below ground, along with the ability to better manage environmental stresses

1 AgCelence benefits refer to products that contain the active ingredient pyraclostrobin.

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Applicable On

Field Peas



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Additional Resources



Benefits of Insure Pulse

Insure Pulse has three active ingredients from Groups 4, 7 and 11 for multiple modes of action and premium, broad-spectrum control of key diseases affecting pulse and flax crops.


In addition, Insure Pulse is the only pulse seed treatment that uses the same active ingredient found in Headline®, for unique AgCelence benefits1 plus the translocation and mobility characteristics of Xemium for more consistent and continuous protection.


Xemium has unique mobility characteristics, enabling it to spread from roots to shoots and throughout the seedling. This plant-wide distribution, protects the crop right from initial development, providing reliable, consistent disease control. Control of key diseases causing root rot, seed rot and, seedling blight contributes to a better plant stand, the foundation for a healthier, more profitable crop.

Performance Trials


Increased seedling vigour with Insure Pulse vs competitor on lentils

Lentils – More plants emerged under fusarium disease pressure

Flax – Increased emergence5

Field peas – Number of plants emerged under botrytis disease pressure



Product Info & Application Guide

Disease Management


Diseases Controlled and Suppressed

In pulses and soybean.

Seed rot and seedling blight caused by soil-borne Fusarium spp. and Pythium spp.
Seed rot, seedling blight and root rot caused by soil-borne Rhizoctonia solani
Seedling blight caused by seed-borne Ascochyta spp.
Root rot caused by soil-borne Fusarium spp.2
Seed rot and seedling blight caused by seed-borne Botrytis cinerea 2
Anthracnose seeding blight caused by seed-borne Colletotrichum lindemuthianum2

In flax and mustard.

Seed rot, seedling blight and root rot caused by soil-borne Fusarium spp. and Rhizoctonia solani
Seed rot and seedling blight caused by soil-borne Pythium spp.3
Seedling blight and root rot caused by soil-borne Alternaria brassicae3
Seed rot, seedling blight and root rot caused by soil-borne Leptosphaeria maculans3

1 AgCelence benefits refer to products that contain the active ingredient pyraclostrobin.
2 Suppression only.
3 In mustard only.

Application Tips

Apply using standard slurry or mist-type seed treatment application equipment.

When used at the recommended rate, no additional dyes or dilutions with water are needed unless recommended by the manufacturer of the seed treatment application equipment.

Please consult the seed treatment application equipment manufacturer in question for further directions.

Thorough seed coverage offers the best protection from seed-borne, soil-borne, and seedling diseases. Uniform application on seed and complete seed coverage are necessary for seed safety and best protection against disease. Seed should be sound and well cleaned prior to treatment.

Do not use treated seed for food, feed or oil producing.

Insure Pulse 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 Insure Pulse.

An Insure Pulse fungicide seed treatment tag for use when labeling treated seed is available in the Download Centre.

How Much to Apply

Apply Insure Pulse fungicide seed treatment at 300 ml/100 kg (220 lb) seed for all pulses and soybean, at 300 to 600 ml/100 kg seed for flax4 and at 600 ml/100 kg seed for mustard.


Bushels (bu) treated per jug

Bushels (bu) treated per 120 L drum

Bushels (bu) treated per 450 L tote

Field Pea



5,510 bu

Lentil (all classes)



5,510 bu




5,510 bu


64 to 128

784 to 1,567

2,939 to 5,878 bu

Faba bean



5,510 bu

Dry Bean



5,905 bu




3306 bu

4 For flax (Linum usitatissimum), use a higher rate of 600 ml/100 kg seed if: a) there is a history of high disease pressures in the field or b) where field conditions favour seed- and soil-borne pathogens. If using the 600 ml/100 kg rate, it is highly recommended that the seed be treated into a bin or truck box to allow the treated seed to dry prior to placing into the seeder hopper. This will prevent clumping and bridging in the seeder.


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.