Any BLW herbicide to use on ww after flowering?

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
I have a cracking field of ww, (a result in itself) after sunflowers.
It is at the stage of just starting to flower (a worry that we have non stop rain after 2012) and now, the volunteer sunflowers are getting to worrying numbers.
Is there anything that can be applied this late?
Tia
Mark
 

Cowcorn

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Mixed Farmer
I have a cracking field of ww, (a result in itself) after sunflowers.
It is at the stage of just starting to flower (a worry that we have non stop rain after 2012) and now, the volunteer sunflowers are getting to worrying numbers.
Is there anything that can be applied this late?
Tia
Mark
Ally, i used once after heading on a field of wheat . At your own risk of course .
 

Brisel

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NFFN Member
Location
Midlands
Nothing approved that late here and I've no idea what kills sunflowers but I've heard of people illegally patch spraying cleavers in after flowering with fluroxypyr
 

robbie

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BASIS
A bit off topic but what would e everyone suggest adding with an SU for BLW control in spring barley post GS 31. Normally I just go with a hormone usually mcpa but because of a lack of weeds and drought stress causing the barley to start to run I'm having to go late than I normally would. The only options i can see are fluroxypry based but iv never used a lot of it and from the label I cant see what it would add much to what I want to control.
 

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
Nothing approved that late here and I've no idea what kills sunflowers but I've heard of people illegally patch spraying cleavers in after flowering with fluroxypyr


I used Zypar, 3/4 weeks ago. Maybe too early for the sunflowers but I have a suspicion that it didn’t kill them.

I should add, the sunflowers, last year, went after grass and we didn’t know what might appear (weed wise) so we went for a variety that stood an SU of some type.
I think the wheat will subdue them for long enough to fill grain, harvest is my worry. I hate to feed my cattle glyphosate but I’m thinking it’s going to be the only option. I’m sure as the wheat dies down, the sunflowers will race away...
 

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
A bit off topic but what would e everyone suggest adding with an SU for BLW control in spring barley post GS 31. Normally I just go with a hormone usually mcpa but because of a lack of weeds and drought stress causing the barley to start to run I'm having to go late than I normally would. The only options i can see are fluroxypry based but iv never used a lot of it and from the label I cant see what it would add much to what I want to control.


On winter cereals, I had my first go with zypar this year. I’m very impressed (except for the sunflowers :facepalm: , which I guess you don’t have). I see spring crops are on the label too(y)
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
You must get on top of the sunflower, unless you want a late crop of mixed.
I would not have thought it would take much to knock them down. I have seen CMPP applied to wheat, very late to knock out cleaver but it will give a few twin heads. i am not sure it did any harm to the yield.
 

czechmate

Member
Mixed Farmer
You must get on top of the sunflower, unless you want a late crop of mixed.
I would not have thought it would take much to knock them down. I have seen CMPP applied to wheat, very late to knock out cleaver but it will give a few twin heads. i am not sure it did any harm to the yield.


It would be frigging late!
Last year, I cut wheat before 10th July. Sunflowers were 20th September
 

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
Probably a good crop for the boar too

a picture last year, taken from the baler 21/07

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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