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Landscape Advice Note: Methods of Vegetation Control

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By Alan Cathersides

This Landscape Advice Note looks at the methods of vegetation control on historic sites.

There are two main methods of controlling weeds - physical and chemical. Unlike in pest control, biological control for weeds is little used in the UK (the last instance being the unsuccessful attempt to control creeping thistle with the beetle Haltica arvensis in 1969/70), although the use of a sap-sucking Psyllid for Japanese Knotweed control is currently being actively investigated. Physical control methods are the most environmentally sustainable and should always be considered first and used in preference to chemical control where possible.

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  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51909


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