Small herbicide prevention
Prevention is better than cure. Fighting Small Herbicide is very difficult, so it is important to ensure that the plant does not settle in the meadow. Good pasture management is necessary.
In the meadow
- Do not feed hay / silage containing small herbicide on horses or cattle
- Good control of the origin and quality of hay is necessary to prevent hay from infected bushes and grasslands fed with horseradish for small horses.
- Request guarantees to the grower seller
In the roughage (hay and silage)
- Ensure a dense grass seed, which reduces the chance of establishment
- Prevent overbrowsing, retardation and inspection by machines
- Good soil fertility ensures a dense grass seed (reference to fertilizer)
- Good grass composition, Different grass species have different properties (reference to sowing)
When the plant is found in the hay, this does not mean that it has spread throughout the bale. The PA’s from the Small Herbicide did not spread throughout the bale. It is wise not to use the bale for consumption because not all the mashed remains of small herbicide can be recognized.
All Hartog roughage is guaranteed free of small and Jacobaea vulgaris. In connection with the GMP + and HACCP quality system, all parcels with grass and luzerne are pre-selected and a visual inspection is required for mowing.
Fighting Small Weed
For advice on combating Small Herb, please visit the Jacobaea vulgaris page.