Ragwort

ragwort

Ragwort – biology and identification:
● Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) tends to be found on poor quality pastures which are fairly open in nature as a consequence of poaching, poor quality soils and over or under grazing
● Ragwort is normally a biennial plant. A rosette in its first year that in its second year sends up one or more leafy unbranched stems that usually extend to 30-90cm high
● Flowering usually from June until late October, the seeds are borne singly and have a downy appendage making them readily dispersible
● Can also behave as a perennial, flowering every year, after damage to the crown from cutting, poaching or damage by machinery or incomplete/ineffective hand pulling in dry weather.

Control ragwort because:
●  Ragwort poses a serious threat to livestock health
● Left unchecked it can quickly spread and reduce available grazing.

Forefront T will give the best possible levels of long-term control of ragwort in grassland. It must only be used on grazing ground grazed by cattle or sheep. Manure restrictions apply.
Seek advice before use.

Products to control ragwort

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