Docks

Cuthbert

Member
Best spray to kill them been using dockstar but keep coming back. We sprayed them when they were young and leafy as well. Can’t use frontier cause of muck for other crops :(
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Is it the same dock that comes back or is it the seed bank growing? Maybe try doxstar at half rate twice a year?
It’s quite pricey so I would consider half doxstar and half cheap fluroxypyr.
 

Hesstondriver

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Huntingdon
Size of a dinner plate and actively growing. Quite like using fluroxypr (minstrel/tomahawk) with the right weather conditions get a good kill.

plus 1 for minstrel

we sprayed everything and did a fantastic job, we were a week too late for some docks , and a fortnight to soon for others , all of which are dead
 
Location
Cleveland
Been pulling mine out the hay field before it’s cut...like bloody parsnips...


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Second bucket full of the day...

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Not even halfway yet :facepalm:
 

Ashtree

Member
Been three years now since I did Doxstar Pro twice in the same year at half rate. Did a great job.
Fair few back again this year on first cut silage. Seed bank I guess giving me new ones. I’ll hit them in the regrowth again with half rate Dockstar. I spray when the leaves are about the size of an A4 page.
 

Ormond

Member
Used gal-gone (fluroxypr) over the past few years....seems to work ok. I had a real dock infested field next to the house...sprayed it one evening 3 years ago...did a great job.... Very clean even now. Timing and water rates I find are the key
 

Happy

Member
Location
Scotland
Used gal-gone (fluroxypr) over the past few years....seems to work ok. I had a real dock infested field next to the house...sprayed it one evening 3 years ago...did a great job.... Very clean even now. Timing and water rates I find are the key

Found the same.
Given up on doxstar. Too expensive on large areas whereas 2lt/ha straight fluroxypr such as Minstrel or Hudson does an equally good job but far cheaper.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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