Glyphosate alternatives ?

Clive

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Looks like it cant be got now so what are the alternatives ?

(And let''s try keep this useful rather than a. plough or no till bashing thread ) ALL farmers (other than organic) are going to run into issues because on this at some point


My Agronomist mentioned acetic acids today ? any experience ?
 
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Brisel

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Looks like it cant be got now so what are the alternatives ?

(And let''s try keep this useful rather than a. plough or no till bashing thread ) ALL farmers (other than organic) are going to run into issues because on this at some point


My Agronomist mentioned acetic acids today ? any experience ?
Acetic acid (vinegar) is in the garden centre spec "glyphosate free" branded Roundup.

Perlagonic acid is another substance I've seen, but it was better as an adjuvant for glyphosate than a substitute for it. Perlagonic is also contact only, not translocated like glyphosate, so perhaps diquat/paraquat would be a better comparison.
 

will l

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Acetic acid (vinegar) is in the garden centre spec "glyphosate free" branded Roundup.

Perlagonic acid is another substance I've seen, but it was better as an adjuvant for glyphosate than a substitute for it. Perlagonic is also contact only, not translocated like glyphosate, so perhaps diquat/paraquat would be a better comparison.
Is it possible to return to TCA Sodium trichloroacetate
 

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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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