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Weeds in a reseed

  • 01-06-2021 9:15pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭ DJ98


    Sowed down 6 acres last September and it has now been taken over by chickweed. Contractor that sowed it was looking at it today and he said that due to the clover being in it he wouldn't recommend spraying it. Is there any spray that can be got at the moment that won't have an effect on the clover? Would it be best to just spray it and take the loss on the clover or will the chickweed disappear over time and a few tight grazings? Sheep only. So the clover is fairly important.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,909 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    Will the chick weed not go once it’s mowed ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭ DJ98


    _Brian wrote: »
    Will the chick weed not go once it’s mowed ??

    It not going to be mowed, it's just grazing ground


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,158 ✭✭✭ Cavanjack


    Forget about the clover and spray with something good. Used pastor trio here this spring for a similar issue with a reseed. The clover can be stitched in again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,538 ✭✭✭ Say my name


    _Brian wrote: »
    Will the chick weed not go once it’s mowed ??

    Yes it will. Topping does same.

    Completely edible plant. Top and graze and it'll be gone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,538 ✭✭✭ Say my name


    DJ98 wrote: »
    Sowed down 6 acres last September and it has now been taken over by chickweed. Contractor that sowed it was looking at it today and he said that due to the clover being in it he wouldn't recommend spraying it. Is there any spray that can be got at the moment that won't have an effect on the clover? Would it be best to just spray it and take the loss on the clover or will the chickweed disappear over time and a few tight grazings? Sheep only. So the clover is fairly important.
    How many times has it been grazed since it was sown?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭ DJ98


    How many times has it been grazed since it was sown?

    2 grazings with ewes and lambs, going back for a 3rd this week, seems to be getting worse though


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,538 ✭✭✭ Say my name


    DJ98 wrote: »
    2 grazings with ewes and lambs, going back for a 3rd this week, seems to be getting worse though

    Dairy neighbour had a chickweed problem in a reseed and grazed it out tight during the winter with sheep.

    If you think it's harm though and you're not getting anywhere, you may spray.

    It's usually a thing you'd see in a reseed or else dairy silage ground.


  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭ dodo mommy


    Can anyone tell me whats this weed coming in my reseeded ground.

    Tia



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  • Registered Users Posts: 609 ✭✭✭ blaris


    Not Charlock, that always has slightly bristly, pustular leaves. Kale looks right.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,593 ✭✭✭ Markcheese


    Bui or charlock is fairly closely related to rape and kale anyway ... So I assume you'd treat them the same ... Do you know where the seed came from ?

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭ dodo mommy


    It was a high density verity be a well known crowd, not sure can I name them hear or not.



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