Blw control in spring barley

Bigjon44

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Evening all
Whats the best option for mayweed and ivy speedwell control in spring barley. Conditions very dry and barley stressed!!
 

Brisel

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NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Metsulfuron methyl or CMPP. How big are the weeds? Anything else to consider in the tank mix? CMPP needs warmth and both need care on a stressed plant. I would guess that the weed is stressed too. Neither weed is a big problem to control, so be prepared to wait until conditions improve.
 

Ugo79

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Location
The Shire
Metsulfuron methyl or CMPP. How big are the weeds? Anything else to consider in the tank mix? CMPP needs warmth and both need care on a stressed plant. I would guess that the weed is stressed too. Neither weed is a big problem to control, so be prepared to wait until conditions improve.
I don't think metsulfuron is up to the job on Ivy Leaved Speedwell (ILS). Most straight metsulfuron products are rated as 'resistant' for ILS (<65% control).

If the ILS populations are particularly high and you are concerned then use an SU product with thifensulfuron in the formulation e.g. Concert SX. These mixes get you into 'moderately susceptible' territory which should be enough given the rainfall and good growing conditions for the barley which should swamp out suppressed weeds like ILS.
 

puma power

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Mixed Farmer
@JLLM Corn Marigold is a pain in Pembs! 3/4 rate Ally and 3/4 rate Starene XL do a pretty good job. PDM in the Pre-em gives them a good head ache to start.
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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