Japanese Knotweed ~ Spring 2018 Review

We have reported on this website in previous years the steps that have been taken since 2014 to eradicate the outbreak of Japanese Knotweed at Townsend Way, Bradpole.

June 2014 eradication begins

A visit to the site in the past few days has revealed that there is some new growth so our friends from the Bridport Lengthsman Team will recommence treatment this month.

May 2018 Review

A recent study on the control of Japanese Knotweed has been published by Swansea University in which they say that most information for people affected by the plant is largely based on anecdote.  Knotweed can be controlled using glyphosate at the right time of year, though this can usually take three to five years.

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/press-office/latest-research/swanseauniversity

The site will be revisited in the Autumn of this year to review progress.

BRADPOLE PARISH COUNCIL WORKING FOR THE BRADPOLE CIVIL PARISH COMMUNITY

BPC May 2018

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