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  Spraying invasive plants with herbicide

herbicides

The person doing the spraying must hold a certificate of technical competence for herbicide use or work under the direct supervision of a certificate holder. If you plan to spray in or near water, the person carrying out or supervising the spraying must have the… read more

  Spraying pesticides

…exempt. From 26 November 2015 Grandfather Rights expire (they may have applied if you spray on your own or your employers land) and pesticide spraying must always be carried out by someone with the appropriate certificate.

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  Controls on applying pesticides and biocides

…and withdrawn Plant Protection Products

Requirements for spraying near watercourses

You must have approval from your environmental regulator before using herbicides on aquatic weeds or weeds on the banks of watercourses such… read more

  Agricultural pesticides

…CRD: Aerial spraying permitting arramgements

Requirements for spraying near watercourses

You must have approval from your environmental regulator before using herbicides on aquatic… read more

  Pesticides and biocides

…specific spraying operations have been permitted by the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) Chemical Regulation Directorate (CRD). CRD: Aerial spraying permitting arramgements Requirements for spraying near watercourses You must have approval from your environmental regulator before using herbicidesread more

  Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and other invasive weeds

herbicide for your situation. Glyphosate is effective because it penetrates through the whole plant. Using herbicides The person doing the spraying must hold a certificate of technical competence for herbicide use or work under the direct supervision of a certificate holder. If you plan to spray in… read more

  Your legal responsibilities in Northern Ireland

…including:

  Your legal responsibilities in Scotland

…including:

  Burying invasive plant material on site

…Special Waste">Hazardous/special waste

You must follow the guidelines for spraying plants with herbicide and digging up plants.

See the pages in this guideline: Spraying invasive plants with herbicide and Dgging up invasive plants.

Good practice

You should bury the… read more

  Digging up invasive plants

…and then removing soil contaminated with roots, rhizomes (underground root-like stems) and seeds can provide faster results than just spraying with herbicide.

Try to minimise the amount of waste you generate that contains invasive plants, or their seeds and rhizomes. Any waste you do produce… read more

  Handling and working with invasive plants

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On development sites you should fence Japanese knotweed where possible, using… read more

  Applying pesticides and biocides

…2015 Grandfather Rights expire (they may have applied if you spray on your own or your employers land) and pesticide spraying must always be carried out by someone with the appropriate certificate.

Maintain your spraying equipment

In Scotland you must make sure… read more

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