Discussion in 'Grassland Management' started by bagenal, Jul 11, 2016.
What are these weeds and what would be the best spray to use on them (grassland)?
Willowherb of some sort, Rosebay Willowherb, I would guess.
I would try D50.
Are those weeds in a new ley or is it old pasture.
Looks like redshank to me but a photo from the side would tell more
Ok, I'll try to remember to get a pic tomorrow.
Thanks for the replies so far folks
Does it grow very quickly and tall with purple flower? Kinda looks like Himalayan balsam
At the moment it's about 9" to 12" high, no flower.
Few pics from a side view if any help in making a definite identification
That looks like redshank to me but could be wrong.
Is the weed in an area of the field mainly that has been poached or badly trampled with machinery etc?
It's not what I thought. Different kind of stem
Red shank would have a purple spot`s on the leave`s . I think .
If you pull the plant up does it have a red tinge to the stem at the base heading toward`s the root .
It wouldn't be poached but would a fair bit of driving on.
I didn't pull up any of it but I will tomorrow or Saturday for a look.
Just wondering what sort of weed is this I've seen alot of it this year around dykes and streams
Fairly sure its Himalayan Balsam. An invasive species that has spread quite quickly round the place. Doesnt do much harm as far as I know. Spreads well as the seeds float down stream.
Ya looked it up there it seems to be a tough fella to get rid of if it's let get out of hand
Just heard someone giving out about balsalm today on the nore. Never heard of it before
I never saw it until this year and it's in alot of places down my way , I read it grows up to 10 feet high and it shoots it seed up to 20feet
yep, its HB. Lots of around West Waterford from what Ive seen.
We noticed a couple of plants allong the banks of our river a few years ago. Next thing you know they were everywhere. Theyve done no harm as far as I can see. Bit over powering i parts maybe but Id say there could be a lot worse invading.
I have it on a headland of a winter barley field. Not a clue how it got there but it's there with years.
Just sticking this in here, notice some of my fields developing a lot of dandelion, would soil PH be a reason, is there anything to kill them that won't affect clover, if not then it's a roundup job and reseed.
PH definitely a factor. Lime here has helped here anyway but did some mcpa to finish them off.
Sprayed over 20 acres of rushes on Saturday and today you can see black spots coming on them and you can pull them right out of the Base root section. Saturday was fantastic for spraying - dull and calm . The sun and heathe crowned them yesterday.
Used be loads of them here but reseeding has pretty much got rid of them out of the silage ground. They don't seem to be an issue in the grazing land for whatever reason.
Any one put a name on this for me. in a reseeeded field