Crovect is it effective?

TrewithickFarm

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Livestock Farmer
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Cornwall
You're almost as cynical as me.:D 'Normal' Clik is just the same. Clik Extra just has more ai so it lasts a few weeks longer. Useful if you live in those tropical areas where the grass grows all year round and the fly season is longer.
Like us down in the tropical West of Cornwall.

Personally I think Ectofly, crovect and Molecto are a waste of time for prevention. Effectively you need to have a blue sheep/lamb for 100% cover. just use crovect as a treatment should we get flystrike before shearing which we did this year.
 

Danvd

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Location
Sussex
I always keep a bottle of crovect for treatment. Tend to use click early on for preventing. Got the ewes in yesterday and found one with strike all over its back, sprayed on the crovect and enjoyed watching all the dying maggots wriggle out! She's fine this morning.
 
I always keep a bottle of crovect for treatment. Tend to use click early on for preventing. Got the ewes in yesterday and found one with strike all over its back, sprayed on the crovect and enjoyed watching all the dying maggots wriggle out! She's fine this morning.
I really don't like putting Crovect round open wounds - I still trim them back and use fly cream.
 
Like us down in the tropical West of Cornwall.

Personally I think Ectofly, crovect and Molecto are a waste of time for prevention. Effectively you need to have a blue sheep/lamb for 100% cover. just use crovect as a treatment should we get flystrike before shearing which we did this year.
Same here. Click or any of it's near identical siblings for cover :cautious:

Crovect for treatment.
 

Nithsdale Farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Also @GTB do you use it for ticks all season? If so what application pattern do you use is it always the tick one? I'm asking because normally I don't have to worry about ticks until August but there was a lot about in the early part of this season and I was wondering about treating but then they seemed to drop back to insignificant levels.
I'm not @GTB but I'll answer anyway...:rolleyes:

Crovect application for ticks is the same as it is for flies (y)


If your using something for season long tick prevention, use Dysect early on. Some complain it's awful stuff to use (irritation when applying it, much like some say of Crovect). It is a similar price as Crovect, but lasts longer (also has a much longer withdrawal period, so that needs to be considered before using it).
I do my hill lambs in late April, as I put them back to the hill, and they have only just lost their cover in the past week. Then if I feel it's needed I will apply a branded Crovect, now, to last until weaning. That will also give short term fly cover once weaned before I (hopefully) get them away fat.
 

exmoor dave

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Location
exmoor, uk
I'm not @GTB but I'll answer anyway...:rolleyes:

Crovect application for ticks is the same as it is for flies (y)


If your using something for season long tick prevention, use Dysect early on. Some complain it's awful stuff to use (irritation when applying it, much like some say of Crovect). It is a similar price as Crovect, but lasts longer (also has a much longer withdrawal period, so that needs to be considered before using it).
I do my hill lambs in late April, as I put them back to the hill, and they have only just lost their cover in the past week. Then if I feel it's needed I will apply a branded Crovect, now, to last until weaning. That will also give short term fly cover once weaned before I (hopefully) get them away fat.

Yep Dysect is the business for ticks
 

Yale

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Livestock Farmer
Apart from Clik all these SP pour ons are horrible to use.

Last week I was not well after a long day of weaning lambs and applying dysect to some in hot sunshine.

Temperature,dizziness,upset stomach,not funny,think I had heatstroke however the dysect can't have helped.:dead:
 

Nithsdale Farmer

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Livestock Farmer
CROVECT for ticks or lice = pin stripe full length down the spine ( spreads all over the body ) blowfly = fan spray back and tail head ( doesn't spread and only protects where it touch's ) Different nozzles
I would need to go check now(n) but I was sure fly and tick was same. Certainly agree you spray a pin stripe for lice.

I just always use the fan nozzle, and spray as I would for flies. It works just like that (y)
 

Early moves to target wild oats

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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