Arable Update – October 2018

Arable Update

In this Edition

  •  Autumn residuals essential to get the best from and protect spring herbicides
  • Kerb Weather Data Tool

Autumn dock control

docksAutumn is a good time to control established docks, which having deep roots, survived the dry summer and are now looking very healthy.

Keep new-sown leys clear of weeds for maximum grass yields next spring

Weeds in young grass leyMaking sure new-sown leys are kept weed-free this autumn will pay dividends next spring, as it will allow grass to grow to its full potential for grazing and cutting.

Grassland and Maize Agronomy Update – September 2018

Grassland & Maize newsletter


  • Autumn weed control
  • Buttercup control in autumn
  • Dock control in autumn
  • Low drift nozzles
  • New sown leys – Envy
  • Spray certification
  • Maize silage inoculants
  • Grassland app – new features
  • Anticipated label changes to Forefront T
  • Level 2 Award Safe Use of Pesticides Replacing Grandfather Rights
  • Grassland BASIS
  • FAQs

Delay spraying weeds in grass fields suffering from drought

While perennial grassland weeds such as docks, thistles and ragwort may be clearly visible above slow-growing grass due to dry weather, now is not the time to spray them with herbicide.