Established Grassland

sheep grazing

Weed control

Controlling weeds in pastures is important because they:

  • Compete with grass for space, light, nutrients and water
  • Are unpalatable to stock
  • Can be poisonous e.g. ragwort or buttercup
  • Take over the pasture and left unchecked limit ability to graze
  • Can spread to neighbouring properties
  • Make pastures look messy, untidy and unkempt.

Herbicide control options

A grassland herbicide will not cure the underlying problems but will help renovate the pasture to a more productive level for a period of time.

Knapsack control works out more cost-effective if weed populations are below 5% (count number of docks and/or thistles in a 5m x 7m area – this number gives the % weed population).

Choose a product that will deliver a:

  • High level of safety so grass growth is unaffected
  • Grazing interval that is short so animals can return back to paddocks quickly

High level of grass safety so grass growth is unaffected

Products for use in established grass

Doxstar Pro

Products for use in established grass

Envy

Products for use in established grass

Forefront T

Products for use in established grass

Grazon Pro

Products for use in established grass

Pastor Trio

Products for use in established grass

Thistlex