Best post emergence spray for new grass ley

RJ1

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Location
Wales
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.
 

Scholsey

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Location
Herefordshire
Only field I ever sprayed which red and white clover survived was with headland triad (tablets) and sprayed at night, presumably sleeping clover takes less chemical than awake clover? Did 2 other patches with same mix and killed 95% of clover.
 

Top Tip.

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Location
highland
Only field I ever sprayed which red and white clover survived was with headland triad (tablets) and sprayed at night, presumably sleeping clover takes less chemical than awake clover? Did 2 other patches with same mix and killed 95% of clover.
I know a fellow that sprays his grass fields at night for that very reason,he reckons the clover is curled up and won’t absorb the chemicals. He swears that it works. Never tried it myself because my contractor prefers to work during the day!!
 

steveR

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Mixed Farmer
I know a fellow that sprays his grass fields at night for that very reason,he reckons the clover is curled up and won’t absorb the chemicals. He swears that it works. Never tried it myself because my contractor prefers to work during the day!!

Feasible to do with GPS guidance these days too, else it's two family members, each with a torch, on the headlands as markers guides! ;)
 
Iv`e heard of folk sowing grass seeds without clover in the Autumn. Giving the weeds a good blast with hurler or similar late back end or early spring. Then sow clover seeds after that.
Not sure how successful it is. Probably dependant on the weather playing ball
 

Jim75

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Easter ross
I know a fellow that sprays his grass fields at night for that very reason,he reckons the clover is curled up and won’t absorb the chemicals. He swears that it works. Never tried it myself because my contractor prefers to work during the day!!

how unreasonable of your contractor.........it’s Sod’s law, last yr we did an endrig of red clover pre silage with clover safe spray and it nailed the clover good and proper. This year did an endrig of docks with minstrel and the clover had a headache but was fine 🤷‍♂️
 
I know a fellow that sprays his grass fields at night for that very reason,he reckons the clover is curled up and won’t absorb the chemicals. He swears that it works. Never tried it myself because my contractor prefers to work during the day!!
Just a thought but contractor has got my fields mapped in the gps on his Bateman, does that mean he could spray in the dark without the need to see where he was going now?
Wether he would want or be willing to is another matter.
That said his sprayer looks to be equipped with some pretty hefty LED’s so visibility shouldn’t be a problem anyway
 

Devon lad

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Location
Mid Devon
We’ve started to use half rate pasturemaster on our reseeds, initial results look good and might get repeated again in the autumn if necessary, we’ve done similar in established grass at night as well, I’ve not fully assessed that field yet
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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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