Roundup Ready Ryegrass

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Ceredigion
that's not the point , clover is another plant that can 'out do' even recommended label rates of it,especially without adjuvant help.
Not sure where we going with this , but I'm working on direct drilling without using sprays , the word can't be done I find an interesting challenge, next week I'm drilling 5 different types of forage crops into a grass ley , it will probably fail , but onwards and upwards,
 

Cowabunga

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Ceredigion,Wales
with over use, and advice like this , https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/grains/spray-topping-pastures what do you expect?

Which just goes to show that foreign produce is NOT produced to the same standards as UK and European, even in Australia. For a start, Paraquat has been banned in Europe for many decades, certainly in the UK. Secondly we would not use Glyphosate in the way recommended by that Australian leaflet on any significant area.
What do they expect but to get resistance developing from such apparently profligate use?
 

The surprising bit is it is also Paraquat ready. Paraquat is banned now but having used it extensively when it wasn't I am surprised to see resistance to it.


This is why the plough should be used at 2 to 3 year intervals. Or a 100% kill of all weeds during the season - might be accomplished with regular tilling prior to the next crop. The operative word being "Might" .. used a lot in Climate Change propaganda - actually means not going to happen but unlike IPCC propaganda there is no large sack of money attached.

If the seeds that have been exposed to chemicals are not buried and rotted then the promotion of new weeds DNA will tend more and more towards resistant strains.
 
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Ceredigion
This is why the plough should be used at 2 to 3 year intervals. Or a 100% kill of all weeds during the season - might be accomplished with regular tilling prior to the next crop.

If the seeds that have been exposed to chemicals are not buried and rotted then the promotion of new weeds DNA will tend more and more towards resistant strains.
Seeds don't rot when buried, roundup will have no effect on seed so if you soak a seed in roundup and burry it will will grow just the same if it's ploughed up again In 10 years , just did not want people thinking that ploughing in anyway reduced a seeds ability to grow when it's exposed again
 

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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