Charlock in OSR

Jimbo26

Member
Hello,
I am growing OSR this year on some ground that has had problems with charlock in the past. Apart from growing a Clearfield variety I wondered whether any one had some tips on how to control it, such as a weed wiper.

Thanks
Jim
 

Timbo1080

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Somerset
Hope for bright sunny days (Hence the frost relationship) before and after Bifenox application, and drill with a little disturbance as possible.
 

Terry75

Member
Mixed Farmer
If the charlock is really bad it will smother the rape before winter and bifenox. Clearfield is really then the only option.
 
In France we use Callisto (mesotrione) 0,15 l/ha + Cent7 (isoxaben) 0,2 l/ha at 6 leaves or just Cent7 on its own if its not that many of them.
Works best when its cold.
I think both these actives are approved in the UK just not on rape.
 

solo

Member
Location
worcestershire
Top it on a frosty morning to just skim over the osr. Hard frosts over winter will do the job but there’s no guarantee of getting them.I have used a flail mower but this year the tractor wheels did damage the rape plants it drove on as the frosts were so hard after topping. First year I used a spearhead batwing topper but the skids damaged plants especially when turning. Flail mower works well as it’s linkage mounted but only 2.4m wide so it’s bit slow. Combine yied meter is not showing any losses on the area mown. The crucial part is timing the topping before the osr growing point gets too tall. Charlock has died off on the 3 years I have done this.
 

Boysground

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
I have a field that will never have osr again because of the charlock, the only real success I have had controlling it is Clearfield. Fox is just too temperamental to use.

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Oat

Member
Location
Cheshire
A split application of Fox can sometimes work better than a single high dose. The first application sensitizes the charlock, the second then kills it fully.
 

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