TASKFORCE® Herbicide controls certain weed grasses in pastures. These grasses include:
- Serrated Tussock
- Chilean needle grass
- Giant Parramatta Grass
- Giant rats tail grass
- African lovegrass
TASKFORCE® is manufactured by Vee Dri (Aust) Pty. Ltd and was approved for sale in Australia by the National Registration Authority in July 2000.
The active ingredient in TASKFORCE® is sodium 2,2,3,3 tetrafluoropropanate. TASKFORCE® is unique as it will selectively kill the above weed species without devastating many other desirable pasture species. TASKFORCE® is a systemic herbicide with low contact activity as it is mainly taken up by the roots where it is translocated to other parts of the plant. This process begins after a minimum of 5 mm of rain. The herbicide acts very slowly and the first signs of the weeds dying may take up to 3 months - just dependent on factors such as soil type, rainfall etc. A major benefit of this herbicide is its ability to keep killing germinating seedlings for 3-4 years after initial treatment.