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Freehand® Herbicide by BASF - Australia Packshot

Freehand®

Herbicide

Pre-emergent weed control

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 labeled 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.

Key benefits

  • Broad spectrum weed control
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent residual control

How it works

Ornamentals
Freehand may be applied individually to each pot, or pots can be grouped together and distributed using a granule applicator or gloved hand. After application, ensure granules are brushed or washed off foliage.

Turf
Ensure area is clean of debris prior to application. Freehand may be applied and distributed using a granule applicator or gloved hand. Oscillating spout or rotary type fertiliser spreaders are recommended for large areas.

Even application is important for good weed control. If using a granule applicator, ensure they are properly calibrated to apply granules evenly. 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.

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Crop suitability

  • Ornamental plants

    Amaranth
    Annual nettles
    Annual ryegrass
    Awnless barnyard grass
    Barnyard grass
    Bittercress
    Blackberry nightshade
    Bladder ketmia
    Brazilian white-eye
    Button grass
    Caltrop
    Chickweed
    Common heliotrope
    Common verbena
    Creeping oxalis
    Crested goosefoot
    Crowsfoot grass / crabgrass
    Cudweed
    Dandelion
    Dead nettle
    Dwarf amaranth
    Early spring grass
    Fat hen
    Fleabane
    Flickweed
    Fumitory (Fumaria spp.)
    Giant or black pigweed
    Green amaranth
    Green fat hen
    Green summer grass
    Guinea grass
    Indian hedge mustard
    Liverseed grass
    Liverwort
    Mintweed (supression)
    Mossman River grass
    Native millet
    Pale pigeon grass
    Paspalidium
    Pennyroyal
    Pepper grass
    Peppercress
    Pigweed
    Poa trivialis
    Prickly lettuce
    Queensland blue grass
    Red caustic creeper / Petty spurge
    Red flinders grass
    Scarlet pimpernel
    Scrambling speedwell
    Shepherd's purse
    Signal grass
    Small burr grass
    Sow thistle / Milk thistle
    Stagger weed
    Stink grass
    Stonecrop
    Subterranean clover
    Summer grass
    Toad rush
    Turnip weed
    Weeping love grass
    White clover
    Wild hops
    Wild mustard
    Wild radish
    Willow herb
    Winter grass
    Wireweed
  • Turf

    Amaranth
    Annual nettles
    Annual ryegrass
    Awnless barnyard grass
    Barnyard grass
    Bittercress
    Blackberry nightshade
    Bladder ketmia
    Brazilian white-eye
    Button grass
    Caltrop
    Chickweed
    Common heliotrope
    Common verbena
    Creeping oxalis
    Crested goosefoot
    Crowsfoot grass / crabgrass
    Cudweed
    Dandelion
    Dead nettle
    Dwarf amaranth
    Early spring grass
    Fat hen
    Fleabane
    Flickweed
    Fumitory (Fumaria spp.)
    Giant or black pigweed
    Green amaranth
    Green fat hen
    Green summer grass
    Guinea grass
    Indian hedge mustard
    Liverseed grass
    Liverwort
    Mintweed (supression)
    Mossman River grass
    Native millet
    Pale pigeon grass
    Paspalidium
    Pennyroyal
    Pepper grass
    Peppercress
    Pigweed
    Poa trivialis
    Prickly lettuce
    Queensland blue grass
    Red caustic creeper / Petty spurge
    Red flinders grass
    Scarlet pimpernel
    Scrambling speedwell
    Shepherd's purse
    Signal grass
    Small burr grass
    Sow thistle / Milk thistle
    Stagger weed
    Stink grass
    Stonecrop
    Subterranean clover
    Summer grass
    Toad rush
    Turnip weed
    Weeping love grass
    White clover
    Wild hops
    Wild mustard
    Wild radish
    Willow herb
    Winter grass
    Wireweed