Weed wiping blackgrass

AKA

Member
Hi all, thinking out loud, has anyone ever tried weed wiping blackgrass when it is stuck out above the wheat? Does the bg stick out above the crop high enough to not wipe too much wheat at the same time? Interested to hear if anyone has any experience. Thanks
 

Patrick JE

New Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Hi all, thinking out loud, has anyone ever tried weed wiping blackgrass when it is stuck out above the wheat? Does the bg stick out above the crop high enough to not wipe too much wheat at the same time? Interested to hear if anyone has any experience. Thanks

Following with interest.
 

cb387

Member
Location
Glos
Not yet tried it in wheat but recently did it in herb crops. Absolutely decimated the blackgrass where it was tall enough, but no use on the smaller plants hiding in the crop obviously.
 

AKA

Member
A friend of does some and seems to get on well with it.

I'm watching with interest to. my concern would be resistance
Why would you think it will lead to resistance problems? Surely not if a high enough dose of glyphosate is used from the start?
 

Patrick JE

New Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Why would you think it will lead to resistance problems? Surely not if a high enough dose of glyphosate is used from the start?
That was my thinking, a small dose of say, 50/50 gly/water mix will hit a plant much harder than 4litre/ 150 water even though the quantity hitting the plant is way smaller? Would glyphosate be absorbed through the seed heads,and kill all the tillers and not just the plant that was wiped? Or would the target have to be the stem of the b/grass plant.
 

Will 1594

Member
Arable Farmer
Yes does work
That was my thinking, a small dose of say, 50/50 gly/water mix will hit a plant much harder than 4litre/ 150 water even though the quantity hitting the plant is way smaller? Would glyphosate be absorbed through the seed heads,and kill all the tillers and not just the plant that was wiped? Or would the target have to be the stem of the b/grass plant.
roundup ultimate 540g,and thicker than normal 360, ,and oil ,no water ,in the carrier roller weed wiper ,does work ,as said above if bg is big enough above wheat , but you need the skinniest row crops on ,as its 6 m , and dont turn round and go through it again to double dose , as where it brushes under tractor it will kill wheat ,you get nice big brown lines ,
Am sure there was a 12 m one in fw ,or was it farmers guide to sell
 

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
I've been thinking on this for years.
Looked at different options.
Made a handheld one, it worked.
But to be honest just wandering with a handheld sprayer does me now.
I have observed the BG emerging .
By the time it's above the crop enough to consider wiping, it's often shedding, ours down here, or at least mine, doesn't seem as vigorous as further up country.
 

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
I watched my Bateman booms , tried to keep them rubbing BG but not wheat.
Impossible, it needs wheels under it, and also constant height adjustment as the crop varies in height same as BG
 

Forum statistics

Threads
157,840
Messages
3,607,550
Members
39,885
Latest member
michael011

NOAH response to Government publication on no deal planning assumptions

  • 19
  • 0


Written by John Swire

The majority of veterinary medicines used in the UK (including the ingredients and components needed to make them) are either produced in or enter via the EU.

Our industry has been working closely with regulators, and has responded very well to concerns about supply, with detailed planning measures for all EU Exit scenarios including no deal.

These plans have involved...
Top