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perlogalism



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 12 9:54 am    Post subject: Grazon 90  Reply with quote    

I heard a rumour that Grazon 90 is going to be "banned" from September. Has anyone else heard anything about this?
If it's true then I'll have to stock up as it's by far the easiest way to get rid of Docks, thistles and nettles...

Rob R



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 12 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No Idea if it is true, but it might be a good idea to start practising alternative methods rather than waiting until the Grazon is all gone...

perlogalism



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 12 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

With the best will in the world, I tried alternative methods for several years before succumbing to the chemical fix. It's transformed my life: No more back breaking days trying (and failing) to weed a couple of acres and a lot more viable grazing.

No, this is one modern convenience I'm not willing to give up!

Rob R



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 12 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

perlogalism wrote:
No, this is one modern convenience I'm not willing to give up!


It doesn't sound like you're going to have a choice, and chemicals have only a limited shelf life.

Nettles & docks are fantastic mineral sources for livestock, the former may benefit from cutting & wilting. And thistles can be controlled with timely cutting.

perlogalism



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 12 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yep, tried all that. The sheep like wilted thistles but ignore the docks and nettles. Yes I could barrow them over to the pigs but again it comes down to time and effort involved versus perceived benefits.

You're right about maybe having to find an alternative but I intend to use my Grazon for as long as it lasts. Guess we're going to have to disagree on that one

Rob R



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 12 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

perlogalism wrote:
Yep, tried all that. The sheep like wilted thistles but ignore the docks and nettles. Yes I could barrow them over to the pigs but again it comes down to time and effort involved versus perceived benefits.

You're right about maybe having to find an alternative but I intend to use my Grazon for as long as it lasts. Guess we're going to have to disagree on that one


It doesn't bother me if you use it or not, all I'm saying is that waiting until the last resort is dangerous & could be counter productive in terms of labour saving.

It may be worth asking on the British Farming Forum as to whether the rumours are true.

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