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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: re potato spraying Reply with quote

can anyone tell me the mix for basta weedkiller thanks
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they can, could they also tell me where to find the dashed stuff in Co. Meath?
It's frustrating me trying to find a supplier.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is basta weedkiller Please
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to ask the same question....
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a foliage dessicant. With Gramoxone (Paraquat) off the market since June 2008 this is replacing it. I use it to burn off top growth of grasses etc on areas I'm going to work on but don't want the roots killed. Farmers use it to dessicate the foliage on potatoes before harvesting, it helps them form skins quicker ready for storage.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds very nasty to me - I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got basta to spray when potato leaves are breaking ground to kill down other weeds and give the foliage a chance to take over but i cannot understand the instructions re mix amounts
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Folks i think igot an answer to my question 75ml/15 litres or 400/500ml /100litres for knapsack here is the link if anyone needs it.Liparis i sourced it in Portlaoise.

http://www.bayercropscience.com.au/resources/products/TechGuide/Basta_tech%20Guide_BHT22410606H&T_2007_auwsc.pdf
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have recently come across a selective weed killer called Shotput. Anyone had any experience of it? Its primary use is for potato crops. Kills everything else apparently.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It starts again.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are ye using for blight?
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I refuse to use anything chemical, but it depends how big an area you have devoted to spuds. I just grow a few to get the season started and cover them with fleece. What I can't protect with that, I wait until they've flowered (flowers on top = spuds down below) at which stage I cut the tops off and then dig them as we need them (per a suggestion from a neighbour). Using these two methods I had no trouble with blight last year, so will do the same this year.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Kills everything else apparently.
Yeh, with emphasis on the EVERYTHING! Rather you than me mate.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Lady Fermanagh, if one only wants the humble spud to grow in an area then a selective weedkiller that kills everything else except said spud then that is a good thing yes?
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