Herbicide

Wee Willy

Member
Location
Tyrone
Was at a local store today looking to buy spray for buttercup and docks. The owner is regarded as a kinda of “ The Spray Guru “. Recommended hurler plus agritox about £10 /acre. Enquired about F*** F**** a highly advertised spray that kills everything only grass. £16/acre. You have to sign paperwork not to export slurry ,feed ,or farmyard manure and also not permit growing veg on treated land for x years.
Then he told me he had a few dairy customers who had herd health problems after using it. Cow immune system weak.
Anybody else herd this?
Went for hurler +agritox.
 

Boohoo

Member
Location
Newtownabbey
Haven't heard of those problems, the price of that spray seems to put a lot of people off using it. Envy is the best spray I've found for buttercup and although it's not listed as being suitable for docks it has wiped mine out.
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Was at a local store today looking to buy spray for buttercup and docks. The owner is regarded as a kinda of “ The Spray Guru “. Recommended hurler plus agritox about £10 /acre. Enquired about F*** F**** a highly advertised spray that kills everything only grass. £16/acre. You have to sign paperwork not to export slurry ,feed ,or farmyard manure and also not permit growing veg on treated land for x years.
Then he told me he had a few dairy customers who had herd health problems after using it. Cow immune system weak.
Anybody else herd this?
Went for hurler +agritox.

Graze a sprayed field with the cows and then put them in the next field and their sh1t will kill the docks. It binds to cellulose and is very persistent hence the ban for a few years as everyone was killing their tomatoes in the veg plot.
 

Wee Willy

Member
Location
Tyrone
Graze a sprayed field with the cows and then put them in the next field and their sh1t will kill the docks. It binds to cellulose and is very persistent hence the ban for a few years as everyone was killing their tomatoes in the veg plot.
There's just something wrong with that.
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
1 application of f#f# kept our leys pretty clean (except the stripes we missed) for 4 yrs, got talked into using pas+tor now, not sure if we should have changed, but f#f# looks to be some nasty stuff , as with anything really effective it will probably get banned anyway
 

Cowcorn

Member
Mixed Farmer
16 quid an acre for forefront Id be blanketing the farm with it as that is very very cheap!

Agritox is not that hot.

Envy will attack docks as it contains fluroxypyr.
Now, willy the wise one has spoken, do as he says and your weed worries are over . F + f is very good , to good in fact and will soon be banned to be replaced by something weaker and less effective .
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Now, willy the wise one has spoken, do as he says and your weed worries are over . F + f is very good , to good in fact and will soon be banned to be replaced by something weaker and less effective .

They already did for a few years and it came back with conditions on its use. It also had triclopyr added to it but I never worked out why.
 

Wee Willy

Member
Location
Tyrone
£ 16/ acre is cheap for wiping out everything.
I know it's a brilliant product for doing exactly as it says on the tin.
BUT,is there any truth about it harming my cows?
That's why I didn't buy it.
I'm not anti-round up or anti GM but this is bl##dy weird spray that'll stay in cow's sh!t.
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
if you use it on your lawn, you will end up with something looking like a veg patch with grass weeds!!!!
b good spray, but makes you wonder what it actually does, given all the restrictions,
but took on a 4 acre field 5 years ago, 1/2 cut for silage 1x year, 1/2 never cut, or grazed since 08, sprayed 1x year with mcpa, blo#dy good mess. sprayed f front year one, kept it pretty clean, should really have sprayed last yr but sprayed pas +tor this yr, will be interesting to see how long this spray lasts.
 
£ 16/ acre is cheap for wiping out everything.
I know it's a brilliant product for doing exactly as it says on the tin.
BUT,is there any truth about it harming my cows?
That's why I didn't buy it.
I'm not anti-round up or anti GM but this is bl##dy weird spray that'll stay in cow's sh!t.
If is more like 25/30 a acre here
 

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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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