Saturday, 7 August 2010

Ragwort Explosion.

Ragwort is a weed that is toxic to livestock, it is one of 5 weeds listed in the Weeds Act 1959, and as such landowners should take steps to prevent it spreading to other peoples land. An excellent description of the ragwort problen can be found on the Surrey County Council website.

For the last few years I can not recall seeing ragwort, but recently it is rapidly appearing in small numbers along most roads in Northamptonshire (its probably re-appearing and spreading inother areas too). FTP parked next to some near Chelveston the other day:


In the past controlling has been a major issue to Highways Authorities, which is why it has not been common for some years. In the current economic climate will ragwort control be seen as an important issue again?

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