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waterhouse

  • Guest
Re: nettle and dock taking over
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2011, 10:11:18 pm »
Note that Thistlex is tricky to handle (=dangerous) and is not authorised to be used in hand spraying equipment.  Note also that you should not use manure collected from Grazon treated paddocks as a fertiliser (cos it tends to carry on killing)

Glentarki

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Perth/Fife Border
Re: nettle and dock taking over
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2011, 11:01:12 pm »
I’ve used  Grazon 90 for many years, its my must have to keep my land free from broad leaved invaders like docks, thistle, nettles ,ground elder and the dreaded creeping buttercup!!…………..Ultimately improving the grassland for our grazing animals….60ml per 10 litres of water will sort all the above using a knapsack sprayer or similar at the appropriate stages of growth……….Just last week sprayed our 3 acres  absolutely full of docks inherited from the previous owners, they are down and dying what a difference…. Not everyone’s choice in weed control but its mine!

Dave

shearling

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: nettle and dock taking over
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2011, 06:52:33 am »
Thanks everyone. Looks like I will have to put up more netting today and then get some of the hard stuff!

VSS

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Pen Llyn
    • Viable Self Sufficiency.co.uk
Re: nettle and dock taking over
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2011, 11:18:23 am »
Agree that Grazon is probably the best option. We sprayed the field for the cows about a week ago (need to leave it a week before putting stock on it if you do the whole field rather than spot spraying) and all the weeds curling up an going brown now.

The biggest argument in favour of spot spraying is that you can avoid the clover as Grazon will kill it.
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