Quick question for advice .
Agronomist want to spray off stubbles before ploughing ,where there is very little weeds , and then spray again with pre -em after drilling .
I'm not sure whether this is right or not as I can't see the point in spraying twice with the expense of sprays . Also I want to get on ploughing as the drill wants to come on Monday ....any advice please ...pm if want to
I did think that, touchdown quattro or the like which is double normal glypho but has super duper wetters and spreaders ready mixed with it. I bet the OPs agro hasn't been affected by the shortages and has plenty of his "special" glypho for his "important" costumersI’m surprised that nobody has asked if it was a ‘serviced’ agronomist yet.
Anybody care to take a wild guess?
Maybe the Agronomist’s company has committed to a large quantity of expensive panic-bought glyphosate…Save your cash, and ask your agronomist for the reasons for the recommendation, particularly as you use the plough. Maybe there is a genuine reason?
Say to him/her, "surely the plough will kill it". On face of it, sound like agronomist is selling you something you don't need. Obvs I haven't got all the facts, but of that's the case, and a good reason for spraying can't be given, then I'd think about if you wish to keep that agronomist.
Maybe there are genuine good. reasons though. I'd question it though.
I wouldn’t have sprayed that either, I’ll generally just do 6/12m around the outside and maybe 24m where there’s going to be a back furrow. Find it stops the ryegrass creeping into the field from the margins.
But what is the purpose of the splash? I'm only a poor mixed farmer, we only ever use it for couch. Specifically. But we aren't plagued with arabie area grass weed exotica. Seed bank reduction is not a reason imv. Thistles and docks? Need a very high dose of glypho and at least a fortnight, but are better dealt with using the following cereal herbicide anyway. So again, why splash?Save your wonga.if glyphosate was still cheap then maybe put a splash on but as others have said it should have been done a week or 2 before you wanted to plough to warrant the expense of the chem