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APVMA Code :68902/59350

Active Constituent(s):

240g/L Carfentrazone-ethyl


Registered For:


 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview: For improvement in the control of marshmallow and certain other broadleaf weeds prior to
establishment of broadacre crops, fallows, in commercial, industrial and public
service areas, and around agricultural buildings and yards, in tank mixture
with knockdown herbicides; for the control of marshmallow and annual nettles in
grass pastures and rough grass/turf areas control of volunteer cotton seedlings
including Roundup Ready^ cotton and desiccation of cotton re-growth



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General Instructions


Punch is a post-emergence herbicide. It is added to knockdown herbicides to: improve the control of certain broadleaf weeds, including marshmallow, prior to the establishment of fallows and winter and summer broadacre crops, and; control marshmallow in grass pastures, commercial, industrial and public service areas, and around agricultural buildings, yards and other farm situations. Punch can be used alone with a suitable adjuvant for control of volunteer cotton seedlings including Roundup Ready cotton. It can also be used for desiccation of regrowth in cotton.


Punch is a fast acting contact herbicide and aids in control of weeds through a process of membrane disruption. The foliar uptake of Punch is rapid and plant desiccation can occur within 4 days of application. Application of Punch should target small, actively growing weeds. Subsequent germinations will not be controlled.




For most uses Punch should be tank mixed with formulations of knockdown herbicides including glyphosate, paraquate and glufosinate-ammonium. Punch is also compatible with partner herbicides commonly used with knockdown herbicides including atrazine, 2,4-D amine and 2,4-D ester, triasulfuron, pendimethalin, simazine and trifluralin. This compatibility claim is restricted to a three-way mix of Punch with any one of the above partner herbicides plus a knockdown herbicide (provided the knockdown herbicide label includes a claim of compatibility with that partner herbicide). Punch is compatible with non ionic surfactants (wetting agents) and with oil adjuvants.





Add half the required volume of water to spray tank and start agitation. Add any partner SC or WG herbicide next if it should be added before an EC or knockdown herbicide. Add the measured amount of Punch next, followed by the knockdown herbicide (if required). Add balance of water to tank and add any adjuvant or additive if recommended for use with the knockdown herbicide or for use in grapevines or as suggested in the Critical Comments.  Maintain good agitation at all times until spraying is completed.  DO NOT store spray mixture overnight.




DO NOT apply by aerial application except for cotton desiccation.


Ground sprayers

Pre-crop, Volunteer cotton and Marshmallow in grass pastures: Apply Punch as a broadcast application using a conventional boom sprayer with either mechanical or by-pass agitation.  Use single orifice flat fan nozzles such as Spraying Systems TeeJetâ 11001, 110015, 11002 or equivalent sizes from other manufacturers or Spraying Systems TwinJetâ twin flat spray tips TJ60-11002, TJ60-11003 or TJ60-11004 or equivalent sizes from other manufacturers. DO NOT use 110-03 or bigger single orifice nozzles or TJ11006 or bigger twin orifice nozzles with Punch. DO NOT use floodjet, low drift or air induction nozzles, boomless jets or misters or controlled droplet application equipment.


Spray equipment should be properly calibrated to ensure correct and uniform application.  Use a spray volume of 50 to 150 litres per hectare (minimum 80 L/ha for volunteer cotton).  Experience has shown that increasing spray volumes can improve weed control. Use the lowest pressure and boom height which provides uniform coverage.  Use the higher volume if weed infestation is heavy and/or tall.


The best application conditions are when soil is moist, weather fine and rain unlikely within one hour or as specified for the knockdown herbicide.

Extremes in environmental conditions eg. temperature and moisture, soil conditions and/or cultural practices may affect the activity of Punch.  Under warm moist conditions, herbicide symptoms may be accelerated.  Under very dry conditions, the expression of herbicidal symptoms is delayed, and weeds hardened off by drought are less susceptible to Punch.


Cotton: When desiccating cotton regrowth, use sufficient water to obtain complete coverage of all leaves, i.e. at least 100 L water per hectare.  Good coverage should be obtained with three or more nozzles per row depending upon crop height and canopy density.


Knapsack, Pneumatic, Handgun sprayers

Apply Punch at the recommended rate of 1 mL/10 L (10 mL/100 L) in conjunction with labelled handgun rates of a knockdown herbicide in sufficient water to adequately and uniformly wet the foliage of the weeds being sprayed. A spray volume of 500 L to 1000 L will usually be sufficient but higher volumes may be required for dense taller vegetation.


Aerial Application (for Cotton Desiccation Only)

Apply by fixed wing aircraft in a minimum of 30 L/ha water and ensure thorough coverage.  DO NOT exaggerate swath width.



Sprayer Clean Out - after the use of Punch


Thoroughly clean all spray equipment using the following procedure when you have finished spraying highly active materials such as carfentrazone-ethyl.

In addition to the following procedure, ensure proper equipment clean-out for any other products mixed with Punch as specified on the other product labels. 

IMPORTANT: More complete cleaning can be achieved if the spray equipment is cleaned immediately following each use. Mix only as much herbicide spray solution as needed at a time. DO NOT store the sprayer for any extended period of time, especially overnight, with Punch spray solution remaining in the tank, spray lines, spray boom plumbing, spray nozzles or strainers.


Preparation of the Cleaning Solution:

Prepare a spray equipment cleaning solution by mixing an alkaline detergent eg “OMO” or “SPREE” at a rate of 100 g for every 100 L of clean water used.


Upon completion of applying Punch and before spraying sensitive crops including canola, pulses such as faba beans, lentils, other legumes and cotton:

  1. Fill the spray tank with sufficient cleaning solution to allow the operation of the spray system for a minimum of 15 minutes to thoroughly flush hoses, spray boom and spray nozzles then fill the spray tank to capacity to ensure contact of the solution with all internal surfaces. Let the cleaning solution soak in tank, pump and spray lines overnight.

  2. Before further use of the sprayer, operate the spray system for 15 minutes, then completely drain the sprayer system. Rinse the tank with clean water and flush through the hoses, spray boom, and spray nozzles.

  3. If possible spray a pesticide requirin an oil adjuvant e.g. Respond Herbicide & Supercharge onto cereals as a further means of removing possible residues of Punch before spraying sensitive crops.

  4. Immediately prior to commencement of spraying a sensitive crop, purge the boom lines by operating the spray system onto a fence line or waste area for sufficient time to remove any solution that has been residing in the spray lines. This is also recommended for subsequent tank loads or if the sprayer has been left standing for a period of time containing spray solution.

  5. If storing equipment for more than 48 hours, preferred practice is to clean spray equipment as outlined above allowing to soak overnight, drain and flush with fresh water and leave fresh water in the spray tank, hoses, and spray booms until next use. This water must be drained from the spray boom and lines and flushed out with clean water before beginning any application to a sensitive crop.


Properly dispose of all cleaning solution and rinsate safely in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations and guidelines.

DO NOT apply sprayer cleaning solutions or rinsate to sensitive crops.

Should small quantities of Punch remain in inadequately cleaned mixing, loading and/or spray equipment, they may be released during subsequent applications potentially causing effects to sensitive crops and other vegetation.

The above method is only effective if the cleaning solution comes into contact with every surface or contact point that may contain even minute carfentrazone-ethyl residues.


Crop plant Back & Rotation Recommendations


Punch does not provide residual activity, therefore no crop plant back or rotational restrictions apply. However, check the label of any product mixed with Punch, to determine any plant back periods or restrictions on use. 




DO NOT allow entry into treated areas until the spray has dried, unless wearing cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing) and chemical resistant gloves. Clothing must be laundered after each day's use.


Protection of Crops, Native and Other Non-target Plants


DO NOT apply under weather conditions, or from spray equipment, which may cause spray drift onto nearby susceptible plants, adjacent crops or pastures, or onto wetlands, waterbodies or watercourses.


Protection of Wildlife, Fish, Crustaceans and Enviroment


Highly toxic to algae and aquatic plants.  DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with Punch or used container.


Resistance Warning


Punch Herbicide is a member of the Aryl triazoline group of herbicides. Its mode of action is through a process of membrane disruption, which is initiated by the inhibition of the enzyme protoporphyrinogen oxidase.  This inhibition interferes with the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway. For weed resistance management Punch is a Group G herbicide.

Some naturally occurring weed biotypes resistant to Punch and other Group G herbicides may exist through normal genetic variability in any weed population.  The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the weed population if these herbicides are used repeatedly.  These resistant weeds will not be controlled by Punch or other Group G herbicides. Since the occurrence of resistant weeds is difficult to detect prior to use, Cheminova accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Punch to control resistant weeds.



Safety Directions


Will irritate the eyes and skin.  Avoid contact with eyes and skin.  If product on skin, immediately wash area with soap and water.  If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water.  Wash hands after use.  When opening the container and preparing spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat, elbow-length PVC gloves and face shield or goggles.  When using the prepared spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing) and elbow-length PVC gloves.  After each day’s use, wash gloves, face shield or goggles and contaminated clothing.



Storage and Disposal


Store in the closed original container in a cool, well ventilated area. DO NOT store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight. This container can be recycled if it is clean, dry, free of visible residues and has the drumMUSTER logo visible. Triple or pressure rinse container for disposal. Dispose of rinsate by adding it to the spray tank. Do not dispose of undiluted chemical on site. Wash outside of the container and the cap. Store cleaned container in a sheltered place with cap removed. It will then be acceptable for recycling at any drumMUSTER collection or similar container management program site. The cap should not be replaced but may be taken separately. If not recycling, break, crush or puncture and bury empty packaging in a local authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the packaging below 500 mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.

Refillable containers: Empty contents fully into application equipment. Close all valves and return to point of supply for refill or storage.



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Product details last updated on 05 Feb 2014


DISCLAIMER: This is not the PICKOUT HERBICIDE label. To view or print the label for this product, click the "MSDS/Label" tab at the top of this page. Always follow label instructions.


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