Of the acres we have down to grass all but 10 acres is grazed but we do have dedicated silage fields that get grazed as the season goes. Some get grazed well into the new year depending on the year.
Some of the fields can be wet but not heavy soil types and docks are an issue.
I take it theres...
Looking to put some rape/stubble turnips in on spring barley stubble. Usually plough and drill conventionally for sheep. But looking to keep the soil structure firmer and try and out winter some suckler cows.
What’s everyone doing to drill theirs?
To tight to get DD in so was thinking a one pass...
Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland
Germinal NI is confirming a four-fold increase in red clover seed sales for the first six months of this year, compared to all of 2020.
“Demand has risen on the back of the growth in herbal leys and the fact that many grassland farmers now view...
Planning to put a grass ley in after wholecrop barley. Last year agronomist advised to leave barley stubble 2-3weeks to green up with weeds, then Roundup and drill grass a week later. This meant grass wasn’t sown until early Sept and never really got going last back end, so much so that we never...
Pre emerge didn't work of pdm as was too dry. Too hot and dry for kerb and that didn't work.
Now have a lovely crop of fat hen, sow thistle, chickweed and knotweed.
Graminicides are OK but need something for broadleaves. Was reading in Canada they us salsa, the osr herbicide? Anyone any ideas...
I grew a couple acres of phacelia to see if I could harvest the seed just for own cover mixes and also to look well and feed some hives. It didn't strike well and is now full of chickweed and fat hen.
Any phacelia safe herbicides out there?
Does anyone use one of these? I see you can get them up to 25’ thought it might be handy for steep/wet/rough bits mostly using mcpa. Just wondered if they worked well or do they not carry enough liquid for that amount of coverage?
As per question really. Have a few docks, thistles, buttercups (seem to be everywhere this year!) and what I think is a little bit of redshank.
What's the best clover-safe product to hit them. Ley is approx 5 weeks and not too far off being ready to graze.
Have transplanted out my pumpkins and watering them in today. Been harrowing weeds last few years to mixed results. I've read flexidor and kerb can be used over the top. What rates and in a mix together or just pick one? How late can you apply over the pumpkins? And are squash the same? Much...
Been given a recommendation for week control in spring barley.
75g/ ha counter sx
0.3 l/ha Pixxaro
Seems a heavy dose to me.....just the usual suspects to deal with and not too big atvthr moment. Advice needed. Thanks
Starane Hi-Load HL has been granted a new EAMU for BLW control in Millet
"With the loss of Bromoxynil another BLW herbicide was needed" says Premium Crops Company Agronomist, Hannah Foxall,"Having fluroxypyr as a Post-Emergence option will enhance our control of; cleavers, knotgrass, black...
Another dry spring, following on into summer we are finding it difficult to establish a good re seed in the spring following on from turnip ground grazed by fattening hoggs. The grass isn't getting away and in turn the weed burden is becoming a problem. It's a medium/long term ley...
I was wanting to improve some of the permanent cow pastures and was wondering how well clover will take just direct drilled in, not the sort of field I want to turn over but would like to put more clover into it. Does it take well like this or not really?
Protecting your new leys
Reseeding is an important part of grassland management, but you’ll gain the most benefit from your investment with effective weed control. Forager finds out more.
Why is it important to control weeds in new leys?
Reseeding is essential for maintaining productive...