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Carey boy

  • Joined May 2014
  • Caernarfon, North Wales
doc's and spraying
« on: July 06, 2021, 07:02:31 pm »
Hi. one of my fields is over run with DOC'S. I intend to buy an ATV spraying kit. What I need to know is when should I spray (time of year) and what should I spray them with? Any help please. David

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
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Re: doc's and spraying
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2021, 08:24:43 pm »
Why not buy some sort of ATV mower instead and keep knocking them back before they produce seed ?!  I doubt the mower will cost much different to a sprayer and you don't really want to be dealing with nasty chemicals.  Just connect up a mower and whizz around without the need for PPE (well, maybe ear protection depending on how noisy your equipment is).The docs will expire idc if you keep at it !



twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: doc's and spraying
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2021, 11:07:22 am »
I think youd need to check if you need a license to spray with an atv before you buy one. If you do, then itd be easier to get a contractor to spray it, they (or their agronomist) will advise what spray you need.

doganjo

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Re: doc's and spraying
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2021, 01:37:05 pm »
Why not buy some sort of ATV mower instead and keep knocking them back before they produce seed ?!  I doubt the mower will cost much different to a sprayer and you don't really want to be dealing with nasty chemicals.  Just connect up a mower and whizz around without the need for PPE (well, maybe ear protection depending on how noisy your equipment is).The docs will expire idc if you keep at it !
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Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: doc's and spraying
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2021, 03:01:40 pm »
Hi. one of my fields is over run with DOC'S. I intend to buy an ATV spraying kit. What I need to know is when should I spray (time of year) and what should I spray them with? Any help please. David

Spray them with   :goat: :goat: :goat: :goat: :goat:... they'll think all their Christmases have come at once and make short work of the issue!  Much more environmentally friendly too.  If you don't want to keep them then either:
1) see if you can borrow some off a local (you'll need decent fencing but electric may work with the right goats) or
2) pick up a few males destined for meat, use them to clear the ground then put them in the freezer.  If you don't want the meat then there's a good market for it.
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oor wullie

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Strathnairn
Re: doc's and spraying
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2021, 06:29:52 pm »
You will need your PA1 (pesticides handling) and PA2 (boom spraying) qualifications to spray from a quad.  Even if it's only on your own land.

It may be easier to get a contractor to do it.

Carey boy

  • Joined May 2014
  • Caernarfon, North Wales
Re: doc's and spraying
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2021, 05:42:55 pm »
Hi,
Thanks all for the feed back. I have a ride on mower and I have use that to mow the field for the passed  eight years in the hope they would go, but sadly no. The license, PA 1 and P A 2 never even crossed my mind. I think it could be time to start looking at sheep or checking the phone book for contractor's.

Many thanks
David

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: doc's and spraying
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2021, 07:22:18 pm »
Hi,
Thanks all for the feed back. I have a ride on mower and I have use that to mow the field for the passed  eight years in the hope they would go, but sadly no. The license, PA 1 and P A 2 never even crossed my mind. I think it could be time to start looking at sheep or checking the phone book for contractor's.

Many thanks
David

Sheep don't really like docks much especially once they've started to go to seed, but SD's suggestion of grazing with goats is a good one  :goat:


ps I love the pic of your dog.
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