Burn off + pre em

i spray after drilling
prefer a rain to wash off the leaves and have sprayed the day before wheat showing in the row

if you drill then rain next day the surface seeds of blackgrass will be killable with glyphosate before wheat emerges from 35 mm depth if the seed is treated you have another day

1 leaf blackgrass needs a very low dose of glyphosate to kill it
the 6 tillered or more is the hardest to kill as the 7th and 8 th tiller can get missed as it is not green but not atached to the mother plant
 

ajd132

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I've got this lot to drill through, I'm still undecided weather to glypho before or after drilling, I think it's just a case of watching the weather and then deciding.View attachment 912909View attachment 912910
I’ve been drilling into some fairly big covers and been doing it after with the pre em. Worried if I did it before then the weather changed we could end up with a sloppy mess
 

Charles Quick

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Did it last year into wheat after OSR, was about knee high. Drilled first week of Oct and spraying conditions were all over the place, some fields were sprayed off before and some after drilling. Couldn't tell the difference.
This cover is the largest I have, was drilled in June into failed linseed. Will be applying a stiff rate of slug pellets soon, too.
 
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Clive

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As late as you dare ! for us that's sometimes a week (longer for winter beans) but right now with catchy weather and rapid emergence it would be ASAP after drilling
 

ajd132

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Did this the other day, the wheat was mms from emerging. Managed to sneak in another 15ha yesterday so will spray that asap I think
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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