24 May 2002

Crush creeping thistles

CLEANING up creeping thistles by patch treating has been a big help in controlling weed beet at Glovers Farm, Sedgeford in Norfolk.

A move from winter to spring barley meant thistles had been becoming an increasing problem for John Cross, the spring crops herbicides offering less control.

But two timely applications of Dow Shield (clopyralid) have removed the prickles that previously deterred thorough hand-roguing of the weed beet, he reports. &#42