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Brassica forage crops – weed control

For the next couple of months there will be a large amount of swedes, turnips, Kale and forage rape established. Often this is a break crop so a chance to get on top of any weed problems before going into another crop or back to grass. Here are some tips on good weed control.

  • Clean seed bed – glyphosate off the ground before ploughing.
  • Between cultivations allow weeds to germinate before cultivating again, this is important if you know charlock is going to be a problem.
  • Drill into a good seed bed that provides good seed to soil contact, then roll lightly.
  • Pre-emergence herbicide. Within 3 days of drilling apply this, it is by far the best means of weed control (see pic).
  • Option 1 pre-em herbicide  – Rapsan (metazachlor) 1.5L/ha + Grounded (adjuvant binding herbicide to soil) 0.4L/ha

Option 2 pre-em herbicide – Rapsan (metazachlor) 1.5L/ha + Gamit 36 CS (clomazone) 0.25L/ha   + Grounded 0.4L/ha

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Picture showing option 2 herbicide mix on a CCF customers farm above Pendine. With no herbicide the fat hen and redshank has become so bad it’s completely choked out the swedes.

For more information please phone CCF Agri on 01437 562400 or contact us