Thistles in grass

onesiedale

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Derbyshire
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milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
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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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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