A grassland herbicide will not cure the underlying problems but will help renovate the pasture to a more productive level for a period of time.
Knapsack control works out more cost-effective if weed populations are below 5% (count number of docks and/or thistles in a 5m x 7m area – this number gives the % weed population). Choose a product that will deliver a:
High level of safety so grass growth is unaffected
Grazing interval that is short so animals can return back to paddocks quickly
High level of grass safety so grass growth is unaffected.
Leatherjackets and frit fly can both cause major damage in grassland. Dursban WG at 1.0 Kg/ha or Equity at 1.5 L/ha will provide excellent control of both pests. They can be used on permanent pastures and new leys, and have a wide compatability list for any tank mixing, including Forefront T, DoxstarPRO and Pastor.
Ensure that when using with a conventional boom sprayer, a LERAP three-star low-drift nozzle is used, with a 20 metre no-spray buffer zone beside watercourses.
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