Weed Control in Grass and Forage Crops

how to prevent weed establishment in grasslands and forage crops


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In improved grassland weeds reduce yield and palatability, grazing area, forage quality and sward life and also affect animal performance. Some such as ragwort are poisonous to livestock and people. However, controlling weeds in grasslands is not that easy, so prevention is better.
The fact sheet outlines some ways to tackle some of the significant weeds in improved grassland and forage crops.
The leaflet includes suggestions for preventing establishment and spread of creeping thistle, spear thistle, docks, chickweed, ragwort, buttercup, bracken and nettles.
Weed management
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