Pasture has the potential to provide
1. The horses nutrition
2. A Safe exercise area
Potentials rarely achieved, often neglected

All information given here is believed to be correct but the author cannot be responsible for any consequences of it's use.

Pasture Management
for
Horses

by Denis Lindsell
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Weeds

Weed Control

Ragwort

Bracken

Marestails

Nettles

Docks

Chickweed

Buttercups

Plantains

Creeping Thistle

Spear Thistle

Dandelion

St. Johns Wort

 


 

Common Chickweed - Stellaria media


Growth Habit

Annual with rapid rate of growth.

Encouraged by

Bare ground in wet fertile conditions.

Physical Control

Being an annual plant, chickweed is unlikely to be a problem in an established pasture, therefore normal pasture care will give sufficient control.

Chemical Control

Mecoprop can be used if it is considered necessary to control chickweed in a newly sown paddock where it may compete with the young grass pants. Check the chemical manufacturers recommendations for required growth stage of the young grass plants before use.

Toxicity

None

Beneficial Characteristics

May be considered to be a useful herb. Chickweed contains good levels of the minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc, and vitamins, particularly vitamin C.
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Mouse Eared Chickweed