"The Thanet Report"

Best Practice Guidance Notes for Integrated and Non-chemical Amenity Hard Surface Weed Control

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Traditionally, the most common method used for hard surface weed control has been to apply herbicides at set times in the growing season. Targeted application and more effective and efficient use of herbicides can be achieved by flexible timing of applications based on monitoring, and the inclusion of alternative methods can minimise herbicide use.

Adopting alternative methods to control weeds reduces the risks associated with herbicide use (e.g. storage, handling, use and disposal), but it can be more costly. A decision to integrate the traditional scheduled herbicide treatments with alternative strategies can draw upon the experiences and lessons learnt from the five year trial on integrated and non-chemical methods of weed control in Thanet, Kent.

Chris Faulkner

Chris is Managing Director of Kersten UK Ltd

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