Spraying Docks and associated weeds on grassland.

wdah/him

Member
Location
tyrone
Been quoted £110/£120 per 5l of Forefront. what mixes out there would do the same job for less money. What is that like as a price for Forefront?

i have had hit and miss with forefront, same day differernt fields. wouldnt spray it myself now but if a customer wants it he gets it. prefer pastour for general tidy up. was once told to use a small amount of grazon pro with mcpa, or maybe it was 2.4d for a general all round kill of all weeds. however if i have rushes i use lupo
 

milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
When I used to use forefront I found it to be an amazing product not only for the range of grassland weeds it would tackle but also for the kill.

for docks and nettles along with a few thistles a good dose of fluroxypyr with a dash of thistlex usually does quite a comprehensive job. It's not an authorised mix and I'm not recommending it but it has the same actives as pastor.
 

Chae1

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Location
Aberdeenshire
I've used straight fluoxypr last few years. Initially it looks to have worked, burns all tops off. But most of them seem to grow back again. Trying Forefront this year. Will see how it does.
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
I've used straight fluoxypr last few years. Initially it looks to have worked, burns all tops off. But most of them seem to grow back again. Trying Forefront this year. Will see how it does.
what prices have you had for forefront?

The last few years I've found tricky to get the timing right for docks.... some are still tinged red and some are up and going to far. Going through twice with fluroxypyr in one field has managed to bash them pretty good so I don't think it's all bad.
 

Boohoo

Member
Location
Newtownabbey
No idea what else you could use because we patch spray with Grazon, but £110 or £120 is a good price for Forefront compared to the £135 that a neighbour says he paid.
 

Happy

Member
Location
Scotland
I've used straight fluoxypr last few years. Initially it looks to have worked, burns all tops off. But most of them seem to grow back again. Trying Forefront this year. Will see how it does.
Same here.
I just bite the bullet now and do it once with Forefront rather than multiple years with cheap generic fluroxypr. Have found it less dependent on docks being exactly at the right stage which in a whole field they never all seem to be.
Does a great job on Ragwort too.
 

Wellytrack

Member
Docks are an extremely successful weed. It’s a mistake to think they can be eliminated in just one year by anything. It will take at least three years. Apply half rate forefront thereafter to keep them at bay.
 

v8willy

Member
Mixed Farmer
Dockstar & some mcpa?

Need to be careful where you go with Forefront, as in if used on silage ground ( not supposed to I know) that the following slurry/dung doesn't get spread on land going for spuds or veg.
 

Homesy

Member
Location
North West Devon
Docks are an extremely successful weed. It’s a mistake to think they can be eliminated in just one year by anything. It will take at least three years. Apply half rate forefront thereafter to keep them at bay.
3 years you're joking. Dock seeds remain viable in the soil for up to 80 years. Each seeded dock can produce 100000 seeds. When a dock grows it produces a hormone which stops other dock seeds germinating. So kill 1 there are another 99999 waiting.
I spot spray mine with a knapsack. I use Blaster with some crop oil and some Done That marker. You would be surprised how much you can cover in an hour. The docks get a good hammering and no yield loss in the grass. Even allowing for labour it works out at a fraction of the cost of doing the whole field and does a better job. The yield loss with spraying the whole field can be substantial especially in dry hot weather. Try doing half field and see the difference.
 

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