New ley herbicide

mixed breed

Mixed Farmer
Sowed a new ley back in September.

Sheep grazed it off tidy, moved them off and gave it 180kg/ha of n and it's tillering out nicely.



So what's best to kill young docks and thistles? Looking to get the cows grazing it in the next two weeks..

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Mixed Farmer
Ooooh, now I see, new photos have appeared.

I reckon you might have to use leystar there or whichever one has clopyralid in for the thistles.

Sorry Ollie I hit the post button before I'd finished writing :X3:

Thanks for your reply I was looking at envy, but no mention of docks..


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Any herbicide needs at least a week of withdrawal period (always read the label) & if it stays dry I'd leave it longer as much of it will still be on the grazed leaves. Get the herbicide in stock, graze it sooner then spray the aftermath when it's warmer. I agree with Ollie - boosting the fluroxypyr with a generic like Hatchet, Minstrel or Hurler will help dock control. Do check the labels to see what's allowed or not. Leystar is the only product really made with new leys in mind.



Envy won't do much for the thstles. Leystar is better:

Sorry for the small writing - link to this here

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Cheers folks I'll get some leystar ordered. I'm starting to think the same @Brisel , today's promised rain hasn't come and none now forcast for the foreseeable, leave it alone get it grazed and hit it in may.

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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).

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