Latest Bracken Control Group Newsletter

The September edition of the Bracken Control Group newsletter is available:

Bracken Control - BBC Radio Wales

The Country Focus programme, broadcast on Radio Wales at 07:00 on Sunday 23 September, included interviews with Mike Davies, while working with a helicopter spraying bracken and with me to provide a national view.  We got 12 minutes of coverage and the programme is available on iPlayer until 30 September.

Ministerial Support for Emergency Authorisation

Barney White-Spunner, Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, took our message to Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Defra, last week.  The minister is happy to support our application for Emergency Authorisation.

Application for an Emergency Authorisation

The preparation of the application is well advanced and thanks are due to the members of the Bracken Control Group who have contributed to the process.  The aim is to submit the application well ahead of the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides on 13 November when the application will be considered.

British Crop Production Council - Annual weed Review

Simon Thorp will be representing the BCG and giving a presentation at the BCPC conference that will be held near peterborough on 24 october.  I will be speaking to a title of: Bracken control: with or without asulam?


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