Nettles!!!

hally

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Location
cumbria
Is there a cheaper alternative to grazon for spot spraying nettles. Also is the sprays sold on here competitive against Agrivista etc
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Is there a cheaper alternative to grazon for spot spraying nettles. Also is the sprays sold on here competitive against Agrivista etc

As I can't get hold of Pastor now, and it's been getting silly dear too (not that I'd use it for spot spraying or weedwiping of course), I have opted for a mix of Hurler and Thrust after a few recommendations on here and elsewhere.

Price was actually fairly competitive on Farm Marketplace and it was my first order from there. Only delivered a few days ago, so yet to see if it's as effective as I'm led to believe.
 

Chris123

Member
Location
Shropshire
As I can't get hold of Pastor now, and it's been getting silly dear too (not that I'd use it for spot spraying or weedwiping of course), I have opted for a mix of Hurler and Thrust after a few recommendations on here and elsewhere.

Price was actually fairly competitive on Farm Marketplace and it was my first order from there. Only delivered a few days ago, so yet to see if it's as effective as I'm led to believe.
Pivotal and prevail combined create pastor I believe if you want to create your own pastor
 
Just use thrust.
Does Thrust kill nettles?
I think Grazon is for nettles and thistles.
Thrust is for thistles and rushes.
If that’s right can the two chemicals be mixed to finish off all 3 suspects?
It’s above my pay grade and we just use Grazon in bike tank, then separately Mcpa for the few rushes which remain here.
 
Does Thrust kill nettles?
I think Grazon is for nettles and thistles.
Thrust is for thistles and rushes.
If that’s right can the two chemicals be mixed to finish off all 3 suspects?
It’s above my pay grade and we just use Grazon in bike tank, then separately Mcpa for the few rushes which remain here.

Thrust applied from a knapsack will have a very good go at most things- the dose rate per target plant will be far higher than from a normal sprayer.

A lot of these chemicals can be and have been mixed before. I'm just not that familiar with grazon as it is a knapsack product so don't see why you would want to mix it particularly. From memory there used to be a 2,4D and triclopyr product so doubt there would be much of an antagonist problem.

2,4D will have a go at rushes. MCPA is not the only game in town. From memory dicamba also has activity on rushes.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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