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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could offer any help and guidance on a management plan template for invasive weeds and plants. I want to use the winter downtime to get all my paperwork in order for the following season. I've been unable to find a template online and I also asked during some recent knotweed training, but they couldn't help.

Thank you in advance.

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  • October is a good time of year to treat it as the root gos dorment I came across a webenare on YouTube which a C.E.O who deals with invase weeds covered a treatment plan from 3-4 years treatment I think it was twice a year in that plan for the set amount of years 

  • PRO

    Useful background information from ProGreen : https://www.progreen.co.uk/problem/japanese-knotweed

    How To Control Japanese Knotweed | Knotweed Treatment - ProGreen
    Many areas of the country have campaigns to eradicate Japanese Knotweed and Roundup ProActive & Roundup Pro Vantage play an important role.
  • PRO

    Thanks for the replies chaps, I'm already a qualified specialist but I'm struggling to find a management plan template to give to clients.

     

    • PRO

      If you got trained/qualified via the PCA route they should be available from them and/or given out during training.

      • PRO

        I did and I did ask about management plans and the tutor said to look online. 

        Maybe they reserve them for the surveyor's course but it is money for old rope. I only went because its hard to get taken seriously without the tech certificate even though I knew everything about the plant.

  • PRO

    Have you found an an insurance backed resouce for guarantees (PCA?) and do you anticpate a return-on-investment re: this training ?

    • PRO

      good area to get into Richard -- now that Jap Knotweed has successfully hybridised with one of the other Fallopia it appears it can finally reproduce by seed -- thats potentially huge -- can certainly see its control being a busy area in the near future ! 

       

      • PRO

        Any chance of references for that Dan - wouldn't mind a read about it.  Thousands of acres of JKW about here and most people wouldnt even recognise it never mind know it needs treated as a serious problem.

        • PRO

          https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=682297085584942&sub...

          Scientists at Swansea University discover rare hybrid Japanese knotweed. http://ow.ly/6nOa50wKKew Complete Weed Control Ltd, @CWCLimited #knotweed #invasiveplants #research

          Posted by The Landscaper Magazine on Monday, October 14, 2019
          • PRO

            im really suprised this hasnt got more publicity or attention -- the fact JK has never been able to reproduce from seed and that every one in the uk is female and its still caused such probelms is amazing -- the fact it now can theoretically reproduce and hybridise making totally knew varieties of invasive plants is potentially terrifying ! 

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