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Clover before rape

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Crops & Agronomy' started by david ll, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. david ll

    david ll Member

    Location:
    Pembroke
    I have a field of ryegrass planned to be drilled with rape this month. There is a lot of well established white clover in it (where its come from I do not know been in arable for 30+ years)Can I use this as a companion crop or will I risk smothering the rape if I do not destroy the clover. Will be spraying the ryegrass asap with Glyphosate.
     
  2. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    How will you establish the osr? Cultivation will knock it back fairly hard & a good dose of glyphosate will kick it too. A couple of litres of glyphosate and DD and you should keep enough as a companion crop. Hard to say without seeing it.
     
  3. david ll

    david ll Member

    Location:
    Pembroke
    It will be drilled with a Simtech I have now sprayed with 3l glyphosate grass is dying
    already clover still green
     
  4. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    How long ago did you spray it?
     
  5. david ll

    david ll Member

    Location:
    Pembroke
    Saturday
     
  6. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    4litres of round up won’t quite kill white clover
     
  7. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    The clover won't show symptoms for another couple of weeks.
     

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