Heavily infested with weeds
ing. In general, reseeds should get three bags of 18.6.12 or 10.10.20 per acre at sowing. With minimum cultivation systems, always apply at least 1½ tonnes of lime per acre, to counteract acidity of decaying material on the surface. The final result from reseeding will generally be more affected by the standard of sowing and subsequent treatment than by seed mixes, if recommended varieties are used.
New reseeds should be monitored closely for attacks by slugs, leather jacket, frit fly and rabbits. Post emergence weed control, usually after 5-6 weeks, is essential. Seedling docks and thistles are easily killed at that stage. If allowed develop, they will cause problems during the life of the reseed. Where clover is important use a clover-safe spray. The main weeds should be identified before choosing an effective spray. Post emergence spray will not permanently kill docks; pre-spray with glyphosate.
Meghan Heffernan, Cordangan, Co Tipperary, winning the semi final of the Ladies’ All-Ireland Churn Rolling Championship in Tipperary Town during the recent ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary Festival’.