Thistles in grass

onesiedale

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Livestock Farmer
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Derbyshire
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milkloss

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East Sussex
Just the way ive done it in thick area's 🤷‍♂️
I suppose being an arable man you wouldn't think of it as an expensive spray? The trick with them is to get them in one go and thistlex is capable of that. I think the trouble starts if the creeping thistles have sent out their spronkers that haven't got enough leaf to get enough chemical. If they're real thick with small underneath I guess it'd be better to top and come again as much as I hate the idea of a topper.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire

We had a farm walk somewhere that had been rotationally grazing cattle for the last 7 years, latterly with big mobs on daily moves. His thistles had all disappeared, apart from the fields he grazed with sheep, but docks were having a barmy time of it.

The general consensus was that cattle, with enough grazing pressure, were grazing the thistles out tightly & regularly, and consequently killing them.
 
We had a farm walk somewhere that had been rotationally grazing cattle for the last 7 years, latterly with big mobs on daily moves. His thistles had all disappeared, apart from the fields he grazed with sheep, but docks were having a barmy time of it.

The general consensus was that cattle, with enough grazing pressure, were grazing the thistles out tightly & regularly, and consequently killing them.
and I am sure sheep with the same regime will do the same to the docks 🤞🤞🤞
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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