Weed control in swedes

Brisel

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NFFN Member
Location
Midlands
I've never grown swedes - the first place I'd look is here: https://secure.pesticides.gov.uk/pestreg/ProdSearch.asp

The usual suspects come up - glyphosate, insecticides, slug pellets,
graminicides like Fusilade, Laser & Falcon,
clopyralid - thistles

EAMU (off label approval at grower's risk. Download a copy for your records)
metazachlor - general purpose broad leafed weeds - matricaria spp, groundsel
clomazone - hedge mustard & cleavers
napropamide - nettle, poa, bindweed, amaranth spp
dimethenamid P - mixed with MTZ in Springbok for cranesbill and shepherd's purse
S-metolachlor - like MTZ, a general purpose

If you don't know what I've just typed, please consult an agronomist! ;)
 
I've never grown swedes - the first place I'd look is here: https://secure.pesticides.gov.uk/pestreg/ProdSearch.asp

The usual suspects come up - glyphosate, insecticides, slug pellets,
graminicides like Fusilade, Laser & Falcon,
clopyralid - thistles

EAMU (off label approval at grower's risk. Download a copy for your records)
metazachlor - general purpose broad leafed weeds - matricaria spp, groundsel
clomazone - hedge mustard & cleavers
napropamide - nettle, poa, bindweed, amaranth spp
dimethenamid P - mixed with MTZ in Springbok for cranesbill and shepherd's purse
S-metolachlor - like MTZ, a general purpose

If you don't know what I've just typed, please consult an agronomist! ;)

All of those are pre-em save the graminicides and clopyralid? A bit pants really.
 

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Springbok on EAMU would be the best pre em but charlock/rape will still appear in it as it’s primarily used for them.
 
Springbok on EAMU would be the best pre em but charlock/rape will still appear in it as it’s primarily used for them.

A bit of charlock in it won't hurt, it's not ideal but you have a fighting chance because the swedes will surely grow as fast as they do. Good staleseed bed first would help with it as well.

It's those spring germinating sods like fat hen that will do a crop in. A sod in kale.
 

Yale

Member
Livestock Farmer
W
Buy a steerage hoe (ask your grandad)

If anyone on here wants an inter row cultivator for precision drilled swedes there is an excellent one at Edwards and Farmer near Shrewsbury,Shropshire.

It’s a 6 row Kongskilde and we traded it in as we now use a direct drill.

It has done hardly any work and we barn stored it dry,all bearings are as tight as new and there should be a box of spares which went with it.

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Stuart J

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
A bit of charlock in it won't hurt, it's not ideal but you have a fighting chance because the swedes will surely grow as fast as they do. Good staleseed bed first would help with it as well.

It's those spring germinating sods like fat hen that will do a crop in. A sod in kale.

But a lot of charlock is a disaster. I daresay youve never tried lifting or grazing Swedes thick with charlock.

I'd use Springbok, not sure on the rate, plus 0.15 max l/ha of Gamit.


That rate of Gamit will bleach the outside tips of the cotyledons as they emerge, but it should be a decent kill on any weeds coming through.
 
But a lot of charlock is a disaster. I daresay youve never tried lifting or grazing Swedes thick with charlock.

I'd use Springbok, not sure on the rate, plus 0.15 max l/ha of Gamit.


That rate of Gamit will bleach the outside tips of the cotyledons as they emerge, but it should be a decent kill on any weeds coming through.

I was told on this forum many many times that grazing a bit of charlock was ideal....
 

Stewartry hill

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Galloway
I've never grown swedes - the first place I'd look is here: https://secure.pesticides.gov.uk/pestreg/ProdSearch.asp

The usual suspects come up - glyphosate, insecticides, slug pellets,
graminicides like Fusilade, Laser & Falcon,
clopyralid - thistles

EAMU (off label approval at grower's risk. Download a copy for your records)
metazachlor - general purpose broad leafed weeds - matricaria spp, groundsel
clomazone - hedge mustard & cleavers
napropamide - nettle, poa, bindweed, amaranth spp
dimethenamid P - mixed with MTZ in Springbok for cranesbill and shepherd's purse
S-metolachlor - like MTZ, a general purpose

If you don't know what I've just typed, please consult an agronomist! ;)
Haven't a clue what you are talking about simple livestock farmer economist will be spoken to just looking for information first
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Midlands
None of the herbicides listed above will touch charlock. Best thing for that will be to let it grow taller than the crop & when it starts to flower, run a topper through with row crop wheels on the tractor set to run between the rows.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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