Spring barley BLW control and rates

Ormond

Member
Been given a recommendation for week control in spring barley.

75g/ ha counter sx
0.3 l/ha Pixxaro

Seems a heavy dose to me.....just the usual suspects to deal with and not too big atvthr moment. Advice needed. Thanks
 

Ugo79

Member
Location
The Shire
Been given a recommendation for week control in spring barley.

75g/ ha counter sx
0.3 l/ha Pixxaro

Seems a heavy dose to me.....just the usual suspects to deal with and not too big atvthr moment. Advice needed. Thanks
What would you consider an appropriate mix?
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Been given a recommendation for week control in spring barley.

75g/ ha counter sx
0.3 l/ha Pixxaro

Seems a heavy dose to me.....just the usual suspects to deal with and not too big atvthr moment. Advice needed. Thanks

I used Pixxaro once, when we had a serviced agronomist. Isn't the main advantage of it that you can go in late? It's certainly not the price!

My SB recc has just come through this morning. 5g/ha Ally Max sx + ).9L Compitox Plus, cheap & cheerful. That's for a carpet of blw coming up in ex turnip ground.
 

woodylane

Member
Location
Lancashire
Been given a recommendation for week control in spring barley.

75g/ ha counter sx
0.3 l/ha Pixxaro

Seems a heavy dose to me.....just the usual suspects to deal with and not too big atvthr moment. Advice needed. Thanks
What are the usual suspects? Pretty difficult to give an opinion of your situation if only half a story. I’m using Pixxaro on a lot of farms as Fat hen is going crazy this spring. It’s an excellent product and allows you to wait longer to control two flushes of BLW
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
It doesn't sound right to me using such a small amount BUT this year after spraying a spring barley field with ally max and mcpa I put 600 Lt of water into a empty but not drained spray tank to wash out and used that water to do 10 acre of MN as the first rinse. What little chem was still in the system has killed all the cotyledon fathen,chick weed and mayweed in the 10 acres I sprayed and it would hardly have been much more than a gram or 2 a ha!!!!!!!
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
It doesn't sound right to me using such a small amount BUT this year after spraying a spring barley field with ally max and mcpa I put 600 Lt of water into a empty but not drained spray tank to wash out and used that water to do 10 acre of MN as the first rinse. What little chem was still in the system has killed all the cotyledon fathen,chick weed and mayweed in the 10 acres I sprayed and it would hardly have been much more than a gram or 2 a ha!!!!!!!

My recc was to use up the remains of a pot I have left from the Winter Barley. The Compitox alone would likely have done for the blw we have currently tbh.
 

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