Kersten UK News

Prior (Integrated Weed Management) Planning Prevents Poor Performance  - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Prior (Integrated Weed Management) Planning Prevents Poor Performance

When a council expresses the need to go glyphosate free, they need a detailed plan to back it up, not simply a replacement product.

Stop Using Weed Killer to Paper Over Cracks in Our Pavements - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Stop Using Weed Killer to Paper Over Cracks in Our Pavements

A recent study in Scotland showed that the most common use of weed killer for councils is on hard surfaces. This should be the easiest place to reduce herbicide use.

Considering Weed Prevention when Greening our Urban Environments - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Considering Weed Prevention when Greening our Urban Environments

It is fantastic to see some innovative projects to make our urban spaces greener. However, as we try to reduce our reliance on chemical pesticides it is important to consider weed prevention.

Kersten at the Sports and Grounds Exhibition 2022 - Cover Image
General Kersten News
Kersten at the Sports and Grounds Exhibition 2022

Kersten will be showcasing several new products at the Sports & Grounds Exhibition on 6th - 7th of July. See us on Stand 37.

Why you need Integrated Weed Management - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Why you need Integrated Weed Management

Organisations in the UK need to start adopting an integrated approach to weed control soon, or they are likely to be forced to by legislation.

Prevention is Better than Cure - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Prevention is Better than Cure

The phrase 'prevention is better than cure' attributed to philosopher Erasmus in around 1500 - Is now a fundamental principle of health care strategies across the UK. And so it should be in Amenity.

Energy Consumption of Thermal Weeders - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Energy Consumption of Thermal Weeders

Hot air is probably the most ecological thermal weed control method. In this article you can find some of the facts about different systems.

The Integrated Alternative to Glyphosate - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
The Integrated Alternative to Glyphosate

In a recent article about glyphosate use in councils; Horticulture Week proclaimed "Survey shows downward trend but no clear alternatives".

A plea for Councils to fulfil their duty to keep our highways clean - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
A plea for Councils to fulfil their duty to keep our highways clean

The council has a duty under the Environmental protection act 1990 to keep clean public highways for which they are responsible.

Scottish Local Authority Integrated Weed Control Survey - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Scottish Local Authority Integrated Weed Control Survey

Sasa just released a report about their recent Local Authority Integrated Weed Control Survey taken in 2019. Here's a few thoughts...

Your 4 step plan to phase out Pesticides - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Your 4 step plan to phase out Pesticides

So you've decided to stop using glyphosate! Congratulations on making the commitment. If you're reading this page then you're probably wondering what to do next.

Does Thermal weed control affect microbial biomass in soil? - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Does Thermal weed control affect microbial biomass in soil?

I heard an interesting question today about the effects of alternative weed control methods on microbial biomass in soil. It's interesting to consider this and other ecological impacts of different

Can I use my Ripagreen to Kill Weeds in the Rain? - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Can I use my Ripagreen to Kill Weeds in the Rain?

Do you want to weed your green spaces, but the rain is stopping you? Find out what can make weeding in the rain difficult, and why you can use your Ripagreen even in bad weather.

Maintaining your Ripagreen Thermal Lance - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Maintaining your Ripagreen Thermal Lance

The problem with many gardening devices or weed killers is the need to perform regular maintenance to ensure their proper functioning. Ripagreen tools require very little maintenance to keep them runn

There's Hybrid and then there's Hycut.  What's the Difference? - Cover Image
Grass Cutting
There's Hybrid and then there's Hycut. What's the Difference?

Several remote control Mowers claim to be hybrid, but there are some big differences between these and the Hycut True Hybrid system.

Salt Spreaders for Electric Vehicles - Cover Image
Winter Maintenance Equipment
Salt Spreaders for Electric Vehicles

The Polaro spreader range draws only 30% of the current needed by other electric salt spreaders. This makes it perfect for electric vehicles.

Your plan to phase out the use of pesticides - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
Your plan to phase out the use of pesticides

What is the best way to phase out the use of glyphosate for weed control in your town? Below are a few ideas that are succeeding for other councils.

Weed Management - It's time for significant change. - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Weed Management - It's time for significant change.

With a new national action plan for the sustainable use of pesticides on the cusp of being released we have seen a swathe of councils taking a more responsible look at managing weeds.

Good, Good, Good.... Good Vibrations! - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Good, Good, Good.... Good Vibrations!

Hand arm vibrations are becoming more and more important when choosing the right machine for a job. Often the vibration level is a limiting factor for how long an operator can work with a machine.

The most reliable tailgate spreader on the market? - Cover Image
Winter Maintenance Equipment
The most reliable tailgate spreader on the market?

The Polaro E uses a very different technology to other spreaders you will see on the market, allowing it to deal with a wider range of salt products.