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.
When using hot air to kill weeds, there are several things we can do to make the treatment as effective as possible.
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
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.
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.
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.
Prevention is the foundation of an Integrated Weed Management Approach. It can have a massive impact on the effectiveness of remedial treatments.
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.
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 Dutch humanist scholar, Desiderius Erasmus, in around 1500AD - Is now a fundamental principle of health care strategies across the UK.
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