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Mortone

  • 19-06-2013 1:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 544 NewBeefFarmer


    Would ye mix at 50/1 for spraying rushes? Or is this to weak?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,410 bbam


    I'm sure there's good instructions on the drum.
    I'd worry about not mixing to the recommended dose with selective weed killers.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,543 ✭✭✭ Conmaicne Mara


    Cereals: Use Mortone at the rate of 3-4 pints/acre. (4.25-5.5 litres/hectare) in 20-40 gallons water/acre (225-450 litres/hectare). Spraying should be carried out during good growing weather when the cereals have reached the 5 leaf stage, growth stage 1.5Z.C.K. but before jointing G.S. 3.1Z.C.K. Oats can be sprayed from the 3 leaf stage G.S.1.3Z.C.K. – but before jointing G.S.3. 1C.Z.C.K.
    Grassland: On grassland established more than two years use 4 pints/acre (5.5litre/hectare) in 20-40 gallons water/acre (225/450 litres/hectare), but to control the soft rush use 5 pints Mortone per acre (7 litre/hectare) in a minimum of 40 gallons water /acre (450 litre/hectare). If weeds such as Stinging Nettle or Docks are problems in the grassland use either Nettlex or Kildock.

    Uhm for rushes 1.55 litres for every 100 litres of water in sprayer, (I think!). Or 155ml for every 10 litres.


  • Registered Users Posts: 544 NewBeefFarmer



    Uhm for rushes 1.55 litres for every 100 litres of water in sprayer, (I think!). Or 155ml for every 10 litres.

    Ya so 50 to 1 water-mortone

    Galway co using pints and gallons . . Joke

    why cant they state a simple ratio. .

    Going with 200ml for 10 ltrs. . . same as me roundup


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,410 bbam


    AFAIK you need to follow the instructions quite tight on these selective weedkillers...

    Not concentrated enough and it won't kill the target weed, too concentrated and it will be less selective and severely check the grass..

    Just mixing it the same as roundup sounds crazy... Take time with the label and mix the right amount... If nothing else these products are too expensive to be wasting.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 657 Shauny2010


    Question, Does Mortone kill Rushers completely. I've seen places sprayed with Mortone, the rush goes brown on the top part which is sprayed but I'm wondering is it killing the roots also?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,514 ✭✭✭ SuperTortoise


    Shauny2010 wrote: »
    Question, Does Mortone kill Rushers completely. I've seen places sprayed with Mortone, the rush goes brown on the top part which is sprayed but I'm wondering is it killing the roots also?

    If the land is dry and sprayed correctly it will do a good job on rushes.
    My method is to top rushes( as in don't top too tight) early spring, spray a couple of weeks later and top again 6 weeks after spraying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 541 ✭✭✭ k mac


    Is it too late in the year to spot spray some rushes with mortone, or would roundup do better seen as its so late in the year



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,158 ✭✭✭ crackcrack30


    Does mortone kill grass?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,796 ✭✭✭ Jb1989


    Work away.

    while the grass is still growing well, the spray will work to full capacity.



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