Nettles and Brambles


Livestock Farmer
East Sussex
What would you do with this?

next to water:nailbiting:

The screenshot of the Gal-Gone label you posted on the dock thread showed a recc for nettles (2L/ha).

Pastor and Thistlex both work well on them, dearer than Gal-Gone but a hell of a lot cheaper than Grazon.

Of course, if your using a knapsack, you would only be allowed to use Grazon Pro, in daylight anyway.
Aint got a lot so cost not really and issue , just want something that kills the best
Bramble pie and custard?

And all you need is a decent knife to release any hoggs caught in Brambles (Briars?) Or if they're small Welsh Hoggs, just lift them up and spin them the opposite way.
I spent two days mowing the things , im sending the SAS in , walking across a big field to rescue a lamb only to have it run free when your ten yards away . Time for the big guns


Mixed Farmer
Aint got a lot so cost not really and issue , just want something that kills the best

When I came here there were many acres covered in wall to wall thistles & nettles. I sprayed 170ac with Thistlex the first year, but some needed a follow up the next year as the nettle beds were so well established.
Dow chap reckoned Thistlex was better for nettles than Pastor as it contained much more Triclopyr, and I would agree. I’m pretty sure Grazon Pro would be the only one of those that you could apply without a boom sprayer, legally.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...