Thistlex , how soon is it rainfast ?


Mixed Farmer
We spot sprayed 6 acres in light rain about a month ago worked a treat. I think it works better in damp drizzly weather

I did the same at around that time. It started spotting with rain when I had a third of the tank left. Still seems to have worked, but I wouldn’t plan it.


Livestock Farmer
Mendips Somerset
Mine have come back after Thislesex to be honest , unless it's seed , the team tell me that the ones Weedwiped with Forefront have gone completely, trail work only
seems to work differently i certain places , did 5ac last year all thistle gone and bad nettle infestation seriously weakened ,all done proper dose , yet up the road same tank mix same day loads came back , must be different variety .

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...