Monday, 17 June 2013

Spring Barley herbicide

I'm quietly pleased with the barley this year, after a slow start it looks really well, and I'm glad I resisted temptation to put on a bit more Nitrogen as it seems plenty lush enough.

A few days after it was sown I applied a pre-emergence grass weed herbicide called Kula - this is an off-label use for spring barley but has been a huge success, with almost no meadow grass even on headland (except the odd missed strip, see below).
It inhibits many broadleaved weeds too, but a sprinkle of Fat Hen and Fumitory has needed a follow up with Mecocrop, and I added some Manganese to the tank as we have suspected deficiency.

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