PASTUREMASTER - GRASSLAND WEED MANAGEMENT
PastureMaster is a unique herbicide for the control of perennial and annual broadleaved weeds in newly sown grass leys and established grassland. PastureMaster is formulated as a soluble concentrate and contains 360 g/l 2,4-D + 315 g/l MCPA.
Why Use PastureMaster?
- Flexible, robust product that can be used on newly sown grass leys and established grassland.
- MCPA provides effective control of Thistles, Buttercups and Soft Rush.
- 2,4-D‘s main strength is Docks and Ragwort.
- Approved for use on new leys from three leaf stage.
- No issues about chemical residues or contamination of manure.
Timing and Optimum Conditions
Apply in a period of active growth before the grass reaches 25cm high in the spring or up to 25cm after cutting.
In dense crops, use a higher volume of water. Weeds yellowing, under stress or damaged will be less well controlled. Avoid grassland under stress especially drought, water logging, disease or insect attack. Topping Soft Rush in late spring
prior to seed formation weakens the plant, which then has to regrow. If the regrowth is treated when the Soft Rush is about 15cm tallbetter control will be achieved. Good fielddrainage and management of acidity will also help eradicate this weed.
Clovers or other legumes present in the sward will be severely checked, but will eventually recover. Livestock must be kept out of treated areas for at least two weeks and until poisonous weed such as Ragwort have died and become unpalatable.
|Grassland Application Rate||3.5 L/Ha|
|Maximum number of applications:||One per year60 g/Ha|
|Time of Application:||In late Autumn or Spring - see weed tables. Clovers or other legumes present in the sward will be severely checked, but will eventually recover.|
|Newly sown grass leys Application rate:||2.5 L/Ha|
|Timing of application:||April to August from the 3-leaf stage|
|Water Volumes:||200 - 400 L/Ha|