When a council expresses the need to go glyphosate free, they need a detailed plan to back it up, not simply a replacement product.
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.
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 will be showcasing several new products at the Sports & Grounds Exhibition on 6th - 7th of July.
See us on Stand 37.
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.
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.
Hot air is probably the most ecological thermal weed control method. In this article you can find some of the facts about different systems.
In a recent article about glyphosate use in councils; Horticulture Week proclaimed "Survey shows downward trend but no clear alternatives".
The council has a duty under the Environmental protection act 1990 to keep clean public
highways for which they are responsible.
Sasa just released a report about their recent Local Authority Integrated Weed Control Survey taken in 2019.
Here's a few thoughts...
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.
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
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.
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
Several remote control Mowers claim to be hybrid, but there are some big differences between these and the Hycut True Hybrid system.
The Polaro spreader range draws only 30% of the current needed by other electric salt spreaders.
This makes it perfect for electric vehicles.
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.
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.
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 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.