Late pre DD herbicide choice

I am hoping to get my WB mixture and some Bumblebird mix in later this week now we have finally had some rain. :)

I had a walk around yesterday and am disappointed at the outcome of 5l/ha of 360 generic with additive on some land used last year for similiar crop. Nettle and creeping thistle is coming back, mainly because of poor takeup in the recent dry and cold weather, I suspect.

What is the best herbicide for a quick takedown and still DD 48hrs later? More glypho...?. Cannot use Kyleo as it needs a delay before drilling. Or a whizz through with 3.5l Polo or similiar, but possible some CMPP in as well... ?

Only a few ha to do.
 
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Brisel

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There is a good reason Kyleo (glyphosate + 2,4D) has a drilling window. The concern is 2,4D residues harming the emerging seedlings.

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Bypassing Kyleo to gly + anything else is usually against the label usage. Polo is 2,4D + MCPA.

You can either obey the label or use any of the above and take a risk. What species are in your Bumblebird mix?
 
Got hold of the agronomist last night, and said use Biactive 480.

As you tightly say, the residue problem is an issue. I got caught out with Kyleo last Spring on one block.... We did ponder straight MCPA, but not going to do the job he thought.

Hopefully, now we have had some rain, I can sneak in tomorrow sometime, and drill at the w/e.
 

Cutlerstom

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I am hoping to get my WB mixture and some Bumblebird mix in later this week now we have finally had some rain. :)

I had a walk around yesterday and am disappointed at the outcome of 5l/ha of 360 generic with additive on some land used last year for similiar crop. Nettle and creeping thistle is coming back, mainly because of poor takeup in the recent dry and cold weather, I suspect.

What is the best herbicide for a quick takedown and still DD 48hrs later? More glypho...?. Cannot use Kyleo as it needs a delay before drilling. Or a whizz through with 3.5l Polo or similiar, but possible some CMPP in as well... ?

Only a few ha to do.
Maybe try Roundup Flex or something, chuck 200g/ha citric acid in and half a litre Nurture N or something with fulvic in. It hots it up quite nicely.
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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