A 15ha (36 acre) weed-infested grass field on Ministry Farm, Ulnes-Walton near Leyland, Lancashire, has been transformed after one application of the broad-spectrum, translocated herbicide Forefront® T. It was sprayed by a contractor on the first May Bank Holiday last year.
Now is a good time to spray perennial grassland weeds such as docks and thistles with a translocated herbicide, as the plants are starting to send nutrients down to their roots ready for winter, according to Brent Gibbon, grassland agronomy manager with Dow AgroSciences
Poor store hygiene can lead to significant mite and pest attacks of stored grain, which can spoil quality, can be responsible for between 5% and 10% loss of yield or even lead to complete rejection. With harvest not so far away and with control measures starting up to one month before harvest, now is the time to plan what action you are going to take. Growers need to maintain grain quality and yield in store so that they make as much profit as they can, even though prices are not as buoyant as they have been, says Peter Waite of Dow AgroSciences.
Introducing the new Dow AgroSciences’ Grassland Weed App.
An easy to use tool to help get a fix on cost of weeds in grassland and identify solutions for their removal.
Use it to:
- Calculate productivity loss from grassland weeds
- Find out how to control over 70 different weeds of grassland
- Get more information on our products
- Find a local spray contractor to help apply