GoalTender®

Selective Herbicide

GoalTender® is a water-based formulation that holds well to soil and performs at lower rates with less environmental load. It delivers burndown of existing broadleaf weeds at labeled rates and provides long-lasting pre- and post-emergence activity on dozens of broadleaf weeds and grasses, making it ideal for residual herbicide programs in tree, nut, vine and vegetable crops.


GOAL® 2XL AND GOALTENDER® HERBICIDES ARE NOW FROM NUFARM

Turn to the tried and true Goal brand family for proven control of tough weeds, including malva.

 


TRusted Brand

  • Wide range of labeled crop and application timings that are tried and tested
  • Gold standard in tree nut, fruit and vine, providing residual herbicide programs with proven staying power, up to 8 months

Broad Spectrum

  • As pre-emergence, GoalTender forms a chemical barrier on the soil surface and affects weeds through direct contact at emergence
  • GoalTender has the added benefit of post-emergent activity on many actively growing labeled weeds
  • Holds well to soil with low volatility
  • Excellent tank mix partner
  • Water-based formulation allows for more springtime applications with less-off target potential, greater crop safety and application flexibility

Long Lasting

  • Offers residual control in tree nuts, cotton, grapes, tree fruit and many vegetables to keep weeds clear for months

 

use summary

// DORMANT TREE FRUIT, NUT AND VINE CROPS

PRECAUTIONS: Apply to only healthy growing trees or vines. Avoid direct plant contact. Direct spray toward the base of tree or vines unless specific use recommendations allow over-the-top application.

RESTRICTIONS: Unless otherwise specified, do not apply between bud swell and completion of final harvest or when fruit/nuts are present. 

In AZ and CA, may apply following final harvest up to Feb 15 (Feb 1 in Coachella Valley, CA). Applications after these dates, but prior to bud swell, may result in significant crop injury.

For banded applications, up to 4 pt/A per use season may be applied within the treated band. Do not apply more than a max of 3 pt/A per use season on a broadcast basis.

Do not apply to grapes or kiwi established less than 3 years unless vines are on a trellis wire a minimum of 3 feet above the soil surface.

Do not apply to grapes or kiwi that are not staked or trellised unless vines are free standing. Maximum total application rate per year is 1.5 lbs ai/A.

 

// NON-DORMANT GRAPES (CALIFORNIA ONLY)

PRECAUTIONS: GoalTender may result in injury to non-dormant grapes including necrosis, reddening, cupping or crinkling of leaves. The plant will continue to grow normally. Grapes may exhibit some small blemishes (spots or flicks) on the fruit. GoalTender is phytotoxic to plant foliage. Avoid drift to all other crops and nontarget areas.

RESTRICTIONS: The total amount applied during one season cannot exceed 3 pt/A.

Do not apply within 14 days of harvest.

Do not initiate application in non-dormant grapes until the completion of bloom period.

Do not apply to grapes established less than 3 years unless vines are either on a trellis wire a minimum of 3 feet above the soil surface, or protected by grow tubes.

Apply only by ground application equipment or low-volume sprinkler or drip irrigation.

Apply as a non-dormant application to wine grapes or raisin grapes only.

 

// NON-DORMANT PISTACHIO, WALNUT, AND ALMOND (CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA ONLY)

PRECAUTIONS: Direct spray toward the base of trees. Avoid direct contact with foliage or nuts. Apply only to healthy growing trees.

RESTRICTIONS: As a non-dormant treatment, GoalTender can only be applied to pistachio plantings between May and 7 days prior to harvest, to almond plantings between April 1 and September 30 and to walnut plantings between May 1 and September 30.

Do not apply within 7 days of pistachio harvest, within 30 days of almond harvest or within 7 days of walnut harvest.

Do not apply more than 3 pt/A during the non-dormant season.

Maximum total application rate per year is 1.5 lbs ai/A.

See label for complete directions for use.

 

at-a-glance info

EPA REG. NO.: 92894-3-71368
ACTIVE INGR.: oxyfluorfen (41%) (4 lbs/gal)
FORMULATION: liquid
CHEM. FAMILY: diphenyl ethers
GROUP NO.: 14
MODE OF ACT.: PPO inhibitor
REI: 24 hours, 48 hours (onions, garlic, and horseradish)
SIGNAL WORD: caution
RESTRICTED: no
PACKAGE SIZE: 1 gal (4 per case)

Key Uses

Many crops including almond*, apple, cherry, cotton, grape**, citrus, olive, onion (direct seeded, transplanted, grown for seed), pear, pecan, pistachio*, and walnut*
*includes non-dormant application in CA and AZ only
**includes non-dormant application in CA only

key weeds controlled

(See product label for complete list)
COMMON BROADLEAF WEEDS AND GRASSES
Barnyardgrass
Crabgrass, large
Cutleaf evening primrose*
Fescue
Foxtail, giant
Goosegrass
Groundsel, common
Henbit
Kochia
Lambsquarters
Mallow, little
Morningglory species, annual
Nightshade, American black and black prickly sida
Oats, wild
Pigweed, common and redroot
Pennsylvania smartweed
Shepherd’s-purse
Sowthistle
Spurge, prostrate and spotted
Velvetleaf
*highest rate and/or multiple applications may be required for acceptable control