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When is the right time to control weeds?


Chris Maughan, Technical Manager with Whelehan Crop Protection, and Teagasc Beef specialist, Alan Dillon, are on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss weed control on farm.

It has been a difficult spring on farm relating to grass, particularly getting an opportunity to control weeds.

Chris discusses control of docks nettles, thistles, buttercups and ragwort. He also discusses the correct spraying procedures and records that farmers need to keep.

Alan describes how there has been an increase in rush infestation in parts of the country over the last few years and the impact they can have on grassland. 

He also outlines the main strategies of controlling them, particularly on land eligible for the basic payment scheme.

For more episodes and information covered on the Beef Edge, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thebeefedge