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The perfect Commercial Weed Management Toolbox - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
The perfect Commercial Weed Management Toolbox

Every Council and Contractor is a little different - scale and budget will affect tools up for weed management across a Town, but there is a common pattern we keep seeing that works.

How to get the best from Thermal Weed Management - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
How to get the best from Thermal Weed Management

When using hot air to kill weeds, there are several things we can do to make the treatment as effective as possible.

Equipment for an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
Equipment for an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Kersten offer a large range of Weed Management Equipment for looking after all sorts of surfaces. The various types of products are laid out with Pedestrian and Tractor Mounted Versions available to s

The Biological Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
The Biological Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Using nature to tackle weeds is a fundamental piece of the Integrated Weed Management puzzle and Biological control is more than just introducing bio-herbicides.

The Cultural Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
The Cultural Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Sometimes in Agriculture - Cultural Weed Control is used to describe things like crop rotation and plant choices. In Amenity, culture is more about the prevailing attitudes and way of doing things.

The Mechanical Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
The Mechanical Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Mechanical Weed Management employs labour saving devices to kill or disrupt plant growth by interfering with one or more of the elements a plant requires for growth.

The Prevention Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy - Cover Image
Sweeping, moss and weed control
The Prevention Element of an Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Prevention is the foundation of an Integrated Weed Management Approach. It can have a massive impact on the effectiveness of remedial treatments.

Thinking Snow on the Hottest Day of the Year - Cover Image
Winter Maintenance Equipment
Thinking Snow on the Hottest Day of the Year

Here's how we built our snow plough range from the ground up. Designed from scratch for the demands of the most popular 4x4's in the UK.

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.

The case for Integrated Weed Management - Cover Image
Sweeping and Integrated Weed Control
The case for 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 Dutch humanist scholar, Desiderius Erasmus, in around 1500AD - Is now a fundamental principle of health care strategies across the UK.

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