• Quickly halts aphid feeding, which reduces production losses and virus transmission
  • Powered by Inscalis®, a unique mode of action that controls labeled aphid pests that have developed resistance to other insecticides
  • Effective tool in an Integrated Pest Management strategy with safe use on beneficial insects, including predatory and parasitic insects

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Crops Staging
Potatoes Emergence to harvest
Soybeans Emergence to full maturity
Pests controlled Staging
In potatoes.

Green peach aphid (Myzus persicae)
Potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphoribae)
Sweet potato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci)
Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia argentifolii)
All life stages
In soybeans

Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines)
All life stages

BASF Insecticide Solutions

New innovations. Same reliable support

With the expansion of our insecticide portfolio, we offer a fresh approach to insect management, as well as new innovations with unique modes of action. 
That’s why we’re providing information on new insecticides, practical resources to help implement best management practices and tools to aid with choosing the best solutions for your operation.

How it Works

  • Sefina is a chordotonal organ TRPV channel modulator
  • Chordotonal Organs are responsible for:
  • - Biological stretch sensors located in antennae, mouth, legs, wings, or thorax
    - Provide insects with their senses of hearing, orientation, and balance
    - In leg joints, the same sensors are critical for coordinated movement

  • Sensory neurons send continuous and misleading signals
  • Brain can’t detect sound, gravity or body part movement / position
  • Rapidly stops feeding. Control via starvation/dehydration
  • - Disorientation
    - Unusual leg extensions
    - Stilt-walking
    - Lack of coordination
    - Inability to climb

Application Tips

Application Rates1

One case of Sefina® insecticide will treat 80 acres.

Crop Rates
In potatoes 2,3 For green peach aphid and potato aphid control
81 ml/ac (0.2 L/ha)

For sweet potato whitefly and silverleaf whitefly
283 to 405 ml/ac (0.7 to 1.0 L/ha)
In soybeans4 For soybean aphid control
81 ml/ac (0.2 L/ha)

Water volume

Crop Rates
In potatoes and soybeans Ground application
40 to 80 L/ac (10 to 20 gal/ac)

Aerial application
20 L/ac (5 gal/ac) minimum
1 Allow a minimum of 7 days between applications.
2 Do not make more than two sequential applications of Sefina insecticide before using an effective insecticide with a different mode of action.
3 Do not apply more than 1012 ml/ac (2.5 L/ha) per year.
4 Do not apply more than 162 ml/ac (0.4 L/ha) per year.

Mixing order

1. Fill clean spray tank 1/2 full of clean water and start agitation.
2. Add the correct amount of Sefina and continue to agitate until mixed.
3. If tank mix is being applied, add the correct amount while continuing agitation.
4. Clean the spray tank after use.

Application tips

Ensure thorough and uniform coverage by using higher water volumes.

Do not feed or graze treated soybean hay or forage to livestock.

Pre-harvest interval

7 days after application for potatoes and soybeans.

Follow crops

0 months after application (same season)
Brassica head and stem vegetables, cucurbits, fruiting vegetables, leafy vegetables, soybeans, tuberous and corm vegetables (including potatoes) and root crops.

2 months after application
All other crops not listed on label when the maximum seasonal rate is 162 ml/ac (0.4 L/ha).

4 months after application
All other crops not listed on label when the maximum seasonal rate is 1012 ml/ac (2.5 L/ha).

Tank mixes

Contact BASF Ag Solutions Customer Care or your BASF Sales Representative for more information on supported tank mixes.

For more information

Call BASF Ag Solutions Customer Care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273) or visit

Always read and follow label directions.

AgSolutions is a registered trade-mark; and SEFINA, and INSCALIS are trade-marks of BASF; all used with permission by BASF Canada Inc. © 2018 BASF Canada Inc.

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Product Specifications

Product Name: Sefina Insecticide
Product Article #: 59018081
Size (units x size): 2x3.24L jugs
PCP #: 33265
Gross Weight of Package: 7.9KG
Cases Per Pallet: 40
PTS - T/L (48 foot): N/A
Warehouse Stack Height: 4 pallets
Heated Storage: no
Flash Point: 107°C
NFC Class: N/R
TDG Information: Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations

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