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.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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