Spraying after wind


Does anyone else suffer scorching when spraying after the wind ? We're behind with T2 and spraying early mornings and late nights but are seeing a fair bit of scorch with the wax off the leaves. What are you supposed to do though ?
Getting serious here now, T2 not yet on, weed in the maize growing like mad , spring barley had nothing yet ,all contract work, and the hours after dark when the wind used to drop and I'd do my own spraying , well 15mph last night at midnight. I blame Putin.


It has been a very windy spring. Sucking far too much moisture out of the crops.
Always desperate for a drying breeze during harvest but you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be calm and damp then.

Will 1594

Arable Farmer
bad to here other folks having same issues
was going tonight again but from some comments may leave it till monday
must get through beet again though
would have been caught up if not for issues with new sprayer have lost a week
cannot even irrigate wheat too windy


saw a contractor spraying spring barley yesterday pm in 25+mph winds. luckily it was his own crops. sounds bad but drift didn't seem excessive and i know how frustrating it can be trying to get things done.

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...