Freehand Herbicide

Freehand Herbicide offers the ornamental grower and turf manager a new tool for pre-emergent weed control of broadleaf and grassy weeds. 

Freehand Herbicide provides powerful pre-emergent control for the toughest weeds.

Freehand Herbicide is for pre-emergent control of weeds associated with ornamental plants in containers and in-ground and in warm-season turf. 

Active Ingredients: Pendimethalin @ 10g/kg & Dimethenamid-P @ 7.5g/kg

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Freehand Herbicide FREEHAND BASF

Description

Freehand Herbicide

Active Ingredients: Pendimethalin @ 10g/kg & Dimethenamid-P @ 7.5g/kg

Freehand Herbicide is for pre-emergent control of weeds associated with ornamental plants in containers and in-ground and in warm-season turf.

Freehand Herbicide provides powerful pre-emergent control for the toughest weeds.

Freehand Herbicide offers the ornamental grower and turf manager a new tool for pre-emergent weed control of broadleaf and grassy weeds.  Its two unique active ingredients, pendimethalin and dimethenamid-P, prevent weeds from growing and multiplying by inhibiting cell growth in seedling shoots and impeding plant cell microtubule assembly in roots.

This powerful herbicide is labelled for the control and suppression of more than 60 of the toughest, most troublesome weeds; promoting higher quality and more marketable plants, and more attractive turf.

Why choose Freehand Herbicide:

  • Broad-spectrum weed control: Freehand is a unique combination of two modes of action (Groups D and K) for broader spectrum weed control and resistance management. Freehand is safe on a broad range of ornamental crops and warm-season turfs and provides up to three months of control and suppression of over 60 of the toughest weeds
  • Easy to use: Freehand’s granular formulation and excellent particle distribution allows for easy spreading and flexible application rates. Freehand can be applied at 100-200 kg/ha (10-20 g/m2 ) depending on target weeds.
  • Excellent Residual control: One application of Freehand provides residual control that stops weeds as they germinate for up to three months, giving season-long weed control. Freehand is also very stable on the soil surface and does not need to be watered in immediately. Rainfall or irrigation will move the product to the target site and activate the herbicide maintaining long-lasting weed control.

One application will last for 2- 3 months depending upon rainfall, irrigation, soil type (potting mix), temperature and weed seed burden. 

What turf species and situations can Freehand Herbicide be used on:

Recreational Turf: including but not limited to: fairways, golf tees, municipal sports fields, industrial commercial and domestic lawns.

Warm Season Turf species only:

  • Hybrid Couch (Cynodon dactylon Cynodon transvaalensis)
  • Common Couch (Cynodon dactylon)
  • QLD Blue Couch (Digitaria didactyla)
  • Carpet Grass (Axonopus compressus)
  • Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum)
  • Buffalo (Stenotaphrum secundatum)
  • Zoysia (Zoysia japonica and Zoysia matrella)

What are some of the weeds Freehand Herbicide is registered to control;

Amaranth Or Amaranthus Fleabane Queensland Bluegrass
Annual Nettles – Suppression Fumitory – Suppression Red Caustic Creeper
Annual Ryegrass Giant Or Black Pigweed Red Flinders Grass
Awnless Barnyard Grass Green Amaranth Scarlet Pimpernel – Seedling
Barnyard Or Water Grass Green Fat Hen Scrambling Speedwell – Suppression
Bittercress – Suppression Green Summer Grass – B. Subquadripara Shepherd’s Purse
Blackberry Nightshade – Suppression Guinea Grass Signal Grass
Bladder Ketmia Hedge Or Wild Mustard Small Burrgrass
Button Grass Indian Hedge Sow Or Milk Thistle
Caltrop – Tribulis Terrestis Mustard Stagger Weed – Suppression
Chickweed Lesser Swinecress Or Bittercress Stink Grass
Common Bittercress Or Flickweed Liverseed Or Urochloa Grass Subterranean Clover – Suppression
Common Heliotrope Liverwort Summer Grass
Common Verbena – Supression Mintweed – Suppression Toad Rush
Crassula – Suppression Mossman River Grass / Spiny Burr Grass Turnip Weed – Suppression
Creeping Oxalis Native Millet Weeping Lovegrass
Crested Goosefoot Pale Pigeon Grass White Clover
Crowsfoot Grass Paspalidium Spp White Eye Or Mexican Clover
Cudweed – Gnaphalium Luteo-Album Pennyroyal – Suppression Wild Hops
Dandelion – Taraxacum Officinale Pepper Grass Wild Radish – Suppression
Deadnettle Peppercress – Suppression Willowherb
Dwarf Amaranth Or Boggabri Weed Pigweed Winter Grass – Suppression
Early Spring Grass Poa Trivialis Wireweed Or Knotweed – Seedling
Fat Hen Prickly Lettuce

Freehand Herbicide Pack Size: 22.7kg

Registrant: BASF Australia Ltd (APVMA #:86278)

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Features & Benefits

  • Contains the active ingredients Pendimethalin & Dimethenamid-P
  • Provides powerful pre-emergent control for the toughest weeds.
  • Easy application.
  • Excellent residual control – Up to 3 months from a single application,

Directions Of Use

Rates:

  • Ornamentals: 10-20g/m2
  • Turf:  100-200kg/ha

10-20gm per 1m2

1-2kg per 100m2

100-200kg per 1ha (10,000m2)

Freehand Rates for potted ornamental plants:

Container Size

(Diameter in cm)

Round Square
10 0.008-0.16gm 0.1-02gm
10 0.2-0.4gm 0.25-0.5gm
25 0.5-1.0gm 0.62-1.3gm
40 1.3-2.6gm 1.62-3.3gm
51 2.05-4.1gm 2.6-5.2gm

Application:

Ornamentals: 

  • Freehand may be applied individually to each pot or pots can be grouped together and distributed using a granule applicator or gloved hand.
  • Ensure applicators are properly calibrated to apply granules evenly.
  • After application ensure granules are brushed or washed off the foliage.
  • Even application is important for good weed control.
  • The freehand application should be followed by irrigation or rainfall before weeds germinate.
  • If freehand is not activated by rainfall or irrigation within 30 days, erratic weed control may result.

Turf: 

  • Ensure the area is clean of debris prior to application.
  • Freehand may be applied and distributed using a granule applicator or gloved hand.
  • Ensure applicators are properly calibrated to apply granules evenly.
  • An oscillating spout or rotary type fertiliser spreaders are recommended for large areas.
  • Even application is important for good weed control.
  • The freehand application should be followed by irrigation or rainfall before weeds germinate.
  • If freehand is not activated by rainfall or irrigation within 30 days, erratic weed control may result.

Critical Comments:

  • Apply evenly over the area or pots to be treated preferably using a properly calibrated mechanical granule spreader. 
  • Apply to the surface of weed-free soil preferably after cultivation or just after potting up. 
  • Freehand will not control established weeds. 
  • Apply to dry foliage only and then sprinkler irrigate or hose (10- 15 mm) to wash granules from foliage and incorporate the herbicide into the soil. 
  • Do not apply Freehand to wet foliage – should this happen irrigate or hose immediately to remove granules from the leaf surface. 
  • One application will last for 2- 3 months depending upon rainfall, irrigation, soil type (potting mix), temperature and weed seed burden. 
  • Retreat when the first signs of weed growth are seen but no sooner than 2 months and no later than 3 months after the first application.

Rates are a general guide only.  Before opening, carefully read Freehand Herbicide directions for use, precautionary and protection statements, storage and disposal, safety directions and first aid instructions.

Host & Pest

Host Pest
Host & Pest
Buffalo Grass Lawn Or Turf, Carpet Grass Lawn Or Turf, Common Couch Lawn Or Turf, Hybrid Couch Grass Turf, Kikuyu Grass Lawn Or Turf, Ornamental Plant, Queensland Blue Couch, Recreational Turf - Refer To Label, Turf - Warm Season Species & Zoysia Grass Turf Amaranth Or Amaranthus, Annual Nettles - Supression, Annual Ryegrass, Awnless Barnyard Grass, Barnyard Or Water Grass, Bittercress - Suppression, Blackberry Nightshade - Suppression, Bladder Ketmia, Button Grass, Caltrop - Tribulis Terrestis, Chickweed, Common Bittercress Or Flickweed, Common Heliotrope, Common Verbena - Supression, Crassula - Suppression, Creeping Oxalis, Crested Goosefoot, Crowsfoot Grass, Cudweed - Gnaphalium Luteo-Album, Dandelion - Taraxacum Officinale, Deadnettle, Dwarf Amaranth Or Boggabri Weed, Early Spring Grass, Fat Hen, Fleabane, Fumitory - Suppression, Giant Or Black Pigweed, Green Amaranth, Green Fat Hen, Green Summer Grass - B. Subquadripara, Guinea Grass, Hedge Or Wild Mustard, Indian Hedge Mustard, Lesser Swinecress Or Bittercress, Liverseed Or Urochloa Grass, Liverwort, Mintweed - Suppression, Mossman River Grass / Spiny Burr Grass, Native Millet, Pale Pigeon Grass, Paspalidium Spp., Pennyroyal - Suppression, Pepper Grass, Peppercress - Suppression, Pigweed , Poa Trivialis, Prickly Lettuce, Queensland Bluegrass, Red Caustic Creeper, Red Flinders Grass, Scarlet Pimpernel - Seedling, Scrambling Speedwell - Suppression, Shepherd's Purse, Signal Grass, Small Burrgrass, Sow Or Milk Thistle, Stagger Weed - Suppression, Stink Grass, Subterranean Clover - Suppression, Summer Grass, Toad Rush, Turnip Weed - Suppression, Weeping Lovegrass, White Clover, White Eye Or Mexican Clover, Wild Hops, Wild Radish - Suppression, Willowherb, Winter Grass - Suppression, Wireweed Or Knotweed - Seedling

Tips For Use

General instructions:

  • Freehand Herbicide is a selective herbicide for the control of most annual grasses and certain broadleaved weeds. 
  • Freehand controls weeds by inhibiting seedling development; it will not control established weeds. For best results, container or soil surfaces should be free of weeds, trash and clods at the time of application.
  • Unusually cold, excessively wet, or hot and dry conditions that delay or extend weed seed germination can reduce weed control.

Note on Ornamentals: Freehand Herbicide has been used on a wide range of ornamental species without damage. However, some species and varieties are particularly susceptible to chemical products. As sensitivity may be related to local conditions it is advisable that only a small portion of plants are treated first to determine the reaction to the product before treating the entire crop.  Refer to Freehand Herbicide directions for use for suitable ornamental species.

Ornamental Plants: 

  • Do not apply Freehand 2 weeks prior to or 2 weeks after leaf bud break or during periods of flush growth. 
  • Newly formed leaves are sensitive to this product. 
  • Spotting or leaf drop may result from such applications.
  • Do not apply directly to bare roots of woody ornamentals as injury may occur.

Turf:

  • Apply prior to germination of weeds (typically from early spring through to late summer early Autumn).
  • Delay overseeding of treated turfgrass for at least 3 months after the last application.
  • Application of Freehand to newly sodded areas must be delayed until the turfgrass root system has been well established and turfgrass mowed at least 2 times.

Restraints:

  • Do not apply to ornamentals under stress resulting from factors including (but not limited to) lack of moisture, hail damage, flooding, herbicide injury, mechanical injury, poor soil condition or disease.
  • Do not broadcast over wet foliage.
  • Do not apply in glasshouses or poorly ventilated poly-houses.
  • Do not apply in windy conditions as likely to affect good distribution.
  • Do not apply to putting greens.
  • Do not apply via aerial application.
  • Do not apply to turfgrass within 2 weeks of mechanical disturbance such as aerification or verticutting.
  • Do not apply to newly seeded turf areas.

Storage: 

  • Store in the closed, original container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
  • Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.

Safety Directions:

  • Will irritate the eyes. 
  • Avoid contact with eyes. 
  • If the product gets in your eyes, wash it out immediately with water. 
  • When opening the container and preparing the product for use, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing) and a face shield or goggles.
  • If applying by hand, wear cotton overalls over normal clothing buttoned to the neck or wrist (or equivalent clothing), a washable hat, elbow-length chemical resistant gloves and face shield or goggles. 
  • Wash hands after use. 
  • After each day’s use, wash face shields or goggles and contaminated clothing.

First Aid:

  • If poisoning occurs contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.
  • For further information, refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). 

Withholding Period

Withholding Period Details: (WHP)

  • Do not graze treated turf or lawn, or feed turf or lawn clippings from any treated area to poultry or livestock

 

SDS & Technical

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