Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
…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
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
…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 herbicides… read more
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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.
You should bury the… read more
…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
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On development sites you should fence Japanese knotweed where possible, using… read more
…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.
In Scotland you must make sure… read more
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
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