Controlling Grassland Weeds During Summer

July, August and September are the best months to control perennial weeds in grassland.

5 Reasons why late summer is the best time for grassland weed control

  1. Perennial weeds such as docks, buttercups and nettles are at a leafy regrowth stage following cutting or grazing
  2. Active growth of broad leaved weeds in warm moist soil
  3. From late summer weeds are translocating down to build reserves for the winter
  4. Best efficacy and root kill from herbicide spraying application
  5. No weed competition next spring when grass is scarce

Target Weeds:
Docks, Nettles, Dandelion, Thistles, Chickweed & Buttercup.


Here to help:

Brent Gibbon
Grassland Agronomy Manager

Mob: 07760 124889
[email protected]

Grassland Technical Bulletins

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Featured Products

Tomahawk 2

200 g/l fluroxypyr

Nufarms fluroxypyr post emergence herbicide. Great partner for phenoxies. 

  • A post-emergence herbicide for annual and perennial weed control in maize, barley, wheat, durum wheat, established grassland, oats, rye, seedling leys and triticale.
  • Nettle, dandelion, docks and chickweed are all  controlled by this new Emulsifiable Concentrate formulation of fluroxypyr.
  • Tomahawk 2 is a particularly good mixing partner with Nufarm phenoxy herbicides to give enhanced control of weeds in both permanent pasture and new sown leys.

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Thrust

344 g/l 2,4-D + 120 g/l dicamba

Flexible, robust product that can be used on established grassland.

344 g/l 2,4-D + 120 g/l dicamba

  • The combination of the two actives give very effective control of the key grassland weeds.
  • A highly cost effective treatment which can be used to control perennial and annual broad leaved weeds and as part of a Ragwort eradication programme.

 

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How does controlling weeds bring financial returns?
Controlling weeds from 10% infestation level…

*Return on investment (RoI)
*calculated with a concentrate feed cost of £210/t.
**milk price of 28ppl

The importance of grassland productivity

Good Grass Matters.

How much grass you grow determines how much stock you can carry. Higher grassland productivity means higher stock numbers, higher yields and higher profitability per hectare.

Weeds and pests in pasture compete for space, light, soil moisture, soil nutrients and reduce pasture productivity resulting in poor quality pasture. The purer the stand of high quality grassland, the better your productivity. This is why it is important to have a well planned grassland management programme which is reviewed continuously.

Thinking Long Term.

The Nufarm Grassmanship programme has been designed to provide you with information on management practices that will help your farm’s long-term productivity and profitability. It outlines grassland renewal programmes and provides advice on “best choice” products for the most commonly occurring weed and pest problems in UK grassland and how to maximise the productivity of your grass.

Grassland Productivity.

The yield from grassland leys decline over time. This is due to less productive “weed grasses” invading the sward, an increase in broad leaved weeds, flooding, poaching etc. The introduction of new improved grass species to these paddocks, through an on-going pasture renewal programme, markedly improves their productivity and consequently total farm productivity and profitability.