leystar herbicide

Brisel

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NFFN Member
Location
Midlands
It's clopyralid + florasulam + fluroxypyr. On that basis it should be good on thistles & docks. Not sure what florasulam brings to the party other than chickweed.
 

milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
It's clopyralid + florasulam + fluroxypyr. On that basis it should be good on thistles & docks. Not sure what florasulam brings to the party other than chickweed.

As far as I’m aware florasulam works on chickweed in colder conditions than fluroxypyr and does dandelions, daisies and buttercup better.

That’s what I’ve worked out anyway.
 
How much is it an acre and what are you trying to do with it?

I thought it was always aimed at new leys, not established weeds in normal grassland. The loadings of the actives Brisel lists are not that huge from memory.

I am not sure it brings much to the party against a combination of headland polo and hatchet if I am honest, does leystar do much for red dead nettle and speedwells?

The trick with new leys is to hit the weeds when they are small.
 

Oat

Member
Location
Cheshire
florasulam often works in cooler conditions. That is why Starane XL (fluroxypyr + florasulam) is so good on cleavers whenever you apply it. Although to be fair, straight fluroxypyr applied at the right time will kill cleavers.
 

Pan mixer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Near Colchester
Now mine is on the new ley, 2 days ago. Quite a lot of signs of illness amongst the assembled broadleaves - mostly bristly-ox-tongue here.

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Kam

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
West Suffolk
First time using Leystar on maize this year. Delighted with the results less than 24hrs after application!


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Even large pasrsnips and groundsel don't like it.


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First time using Leystar on maize this year. Delighted with the results less than 24hrs after application!


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Even large pasrsnips and groundsel don't like it.


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I think next year you could do with 3/4 rate PDM as a pre-em first, you don't really want a crop becoming that dirty in all honesty.

How much did it work out at in terms of cost? Some callisto and bromoxynil would have scorched that fat hen to zip in two days.
 

Kam

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
West Suffolk
I think next year you could do with 3/4 rate PDM as a pre-em first, you don't really want a crop becoming that dirty in all honesty.

How much did it work out at in terms of cost? Some callisto and bromoxynil would have scorched that fat hen to zip in two days.

I would normally go with a pre-em but we hadn't had any rain for 4 weeks prior to drilling and none until a week post drilling, making pre-em a waste of money.

Will let you know cost later.
 
I would normally go with a pre-em but we hadn't had any rain for 4 weeks prior to drilling and none until a week post drilling, making pre-em a waste of money.

Will let you know cost later.

The pre-em doesn't go anywhere- if there was no rain until a month after emergence it would still be there, keeping weeds at bay when the crop was taller than your waist. The half life of PDM in soil is in excess of 90 days, doesn't leach and is not subject to microbial action. PDM is literally dirt cheap for what it does and can allow good savings on subsequent treatments or even eliminate them. A lot of post-em treatments on maize are very expensive, especially at higher rates and tend to have a fair few holes.
 

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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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