Could kick myself (moddus cock up)

willy

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Rutland
Had a really busy day today, and made my first ever spray cock up,

Was putting some Magphos and amino on my wheat today, and after talking with agronomist a few weeks ago I said send out some teb for the gleam and a bit of moddus or equivalent for a couple of really forward fields.

Anyway decided to leave the PGR ou and just put 0.5 lts of teb a d the Magphosk and amino on,

Little did I know that the moddus was actually tribune in a 5 lt can with a label just like rubric.

So I sprayed one 12.5 ha field with 0.4 lts ha of tribune (MODDUS)

just whag it needed in this drought, why they put it in. 5lt can I do not know always been in 1 lt bottles before.

My fault and really pee'd off with myself
But like my son said, well at least no one died.
 
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snarling bee

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Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
My recommendations were mis read by my operator a few years ago and he applied 1.0 l ha of generic 'Moddus' on a field. Made no difference what so ever.
I now only use genuine Moddus or Tempo and make sure I enlarge the . on the rec sheet.
I now seriously question whether non genuine sprays are actually the best value for money, and for important stuff eg T2 fungicide, I will stick with the main brands.
 

jon9000

Member
Location
yorkshire
You can't saw saw dust..... we've all been there and unfortunately we will all be there again some time soon. Been potato planting today and my man put 20% to little seed on the fields I was really cross, however these thing happen. No one is dead or injured so it will be fine.
 

Fuzzy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
Had a really busy day today, and made my first ever spray cock up,

Was putting some Magphos and amino on my wheat today, and after talking with agronomist a few weeks ago I said send out some teb for the gleam and a bit of moddus or equivalent for a couple of really forward fields.

Anyway decided to leave the PGR ou and just put 0.5 lts of teb a d the Magphosk and amino on,

Little did I know that the moddus was actually tribune in a 5 lt can with a label just like rubric.

So I sprayed one 12.5 ha field with 0.4 lts ha of tribune (MODDUS)

just whag it needed in this drought, why they put it in. 5lt can I do not know always been in 1 lt bottles before.

My fault and really pee'd off with myself
But like my son said, well at least no one died.
If you were doing barley instead the max dose is 0.6 l/ha so not too bad and some of these forward crops will really take off when it rains !!
 
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Forkdriver

Member
Livestock Farmer
You can't saw saw dust..... we've all been there and unfortunately we will all be there again some time soon. Been potato planting today and my man put 20% to little seed on the fields I was really cross, however these thing happen. No one is dead or injured so it will be fine.
Probably get a lot of big bakers.
 
Some say moddus doesn’t have the shortening effect it once had. I think you often get more of a shortening effect under rapid growth with plenty of n and moisture.
 

Flat 10

Member
Location
Fen Edge
Just occurred to me do you think you are insured? I know I would be if I was contracting for the OP but not sure of the situation on your own crops? I doubt it will be worth a claim anyway but wondered on the principle.
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
Mistakes are always the best experiments. We’re usually too cautious when we do experiment as we don’t want to risk it messing up the crop and losing money and so often it doesn’t show a distinct enough difference.

I shall keep my fingers crossed for you and hope you are pleasantly surprised! 👍

Sometimes even the things we do perfectly right turn out with hindsight not to be the best choice.
 

willy

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Rutland
Just occurred to me do you think you are insured? I know I would be if I was contracting for the OP but not sure of the situation on your own crops? I doubt it will be worth a claim anyway but wondered on the principle.
No only if I was contract spraying.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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