Weed wiper glyphosate

Classichay

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Arable Farmer
Location
The moon
afternoon all,

just finished my project weed wiper which I’m more than chuffed with ( pics to follow) what brand glypho do you guys opt for? I’ve a few gallons of clinicace 360g/l in the store. Or am I better buying roundup 460g/l, I’ve been told it has to be the genuine roundup active. And don’t be crazy strong as I’d burn the growth rather than translocate to the roots.

And on the front of damage control if I get a drip I’m not going to notice any large areas of loss am I?

Thanks C H
 
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Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
afternoon all,

just finished my project weed wiper which I’m more than chuffed with ( pics to follow) what brand glypho do you guys opt for? I’ve a few gallons of clinicace 360g/l in the store. Or am I better buying roundup 460g/l, I’ve been told it has to be the genuine roundup active. And don’t be crazy strong as I’d burn the growth rather than translocate to the roots.

And on the front of damage control if I get a drip I’m not going to notice any large areas of loss am I?

Thanks C H
You won't get much trouble with it dripping in comparison to the rest of us
 

Classichay

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Arable Farmer
Location
The moon
Check which products have weed wiping on the label to start with.
Issue is not many have it, I’ve managed to source some roundup proactive which is on label for hand weed wiping and boat boom spraying....

these companies say “check with your manufacturer” and the weed wiper companies say “check with your chemical producer”. I assume it’s a 40:1 mix or 20:1?
 

Classichay

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Arable Farmer
Location
The moon
Surely if you want to kill the weed you need a strength that will also kill wherever you "cock up"?? Also weedwipers surely limit mistakes in their very nature rather than a boom sprayer
True, it’s learning curve. I’m using felt wicks rather than a rotating roller. I’m only targeting very sparse rushes
 

Classichay

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Arable Farmer
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The moon
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Two Tone

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Mixed Farmer
Looks great.
My only worry would be that if the wheels follow the wiper. Wouldn’t they spread by trampling any Glyphosate from whatever weed you have just wiped onto the crop beneath?

In front, they would squash the weed down so that the wiper wouldn’t them.

A few years ago I tried building a wiper that would wipe Blackgrass seed heads above a crop of wheat. The trouble was that as the Blackgrass collapsed, it touched the Wheat and transferred the Glyphosate onto wheat and killed it. Either that or wind blowing it when there was a dew, transferred it.

Whichever, the wheat died and I abandoned the project.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
afternoon all,

just finished my project weed wiper which I’m more than chuffed with ( pics to follow) what brand glypho do you guys opt for? I’ve a few gallons of clinicace 360g/l in the store. Or am I better buying roundup 460g/l, I’ve been told it has to be the genuine roundup active. And don’t be crazy strong as I’d burn the growth rather than translocate to the roots.

And on the front of damage control if I get a drip I’m not going to notice any large areas of loss am I?

Thanks C H

Glyphosate is glyphosate. 480g is more concentrated than 360g, so rates will be correspondingly lower. ‘Active’ formulations will have wetters included (at a significant cost increase) but you can/should add your own. A lot would use a squirt of washing up liquid to similar effect.

Photo is the recc from the label on a drum of Samurai (generic 360g glyphosate) that came the other day:


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Y Fan Wen

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Location
N W Snowdonia
The instructions with my Rotowiper said 1:20 with cupful of fairy and the drum should begin to drip 30 seconds after stopping. It wasn't long before I was on 1:40 and the drip starting a few seconds later. That's how I've gone on since then. PP seems to shrug off any wheelings quite quickly and drips only affect individual blades of grass. If I have to stop I do so with the roller in the thickest clump of bracken, rushes, nettles etc.. In PP don't expect it to be a once and for all operation. Go back every few weeks, especially with creeping thistle. You use so little active the cost isn't really a concern.
You need PA2f to be legal.
 
Also have one thats bit of relic and doesn't get used nowadays but when I did use it 20y ago was told it was 50/50 mix from dad. Prefer just spraying nowadays, shame I learnt that rush seeds lay dormant for upto 30y before ploughing some old leys to get rid of them.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

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