Introduction to the Management of Invasive Weeds

About the course

This 1 day course will offer that all important insight to the control and management of some of the most prolific weeds commonly found in the UK. Focusing on Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed the training will focus on identification, legal requirements for control and eradication in particular.

The basic layout of the programme will be:

· Introduction and enrolment

· Identification

· Growth Habits

· Legislation

· Control Methods

· In or Near Water Approvals

· Personal Protective Equipment

Delivered using a mixture of theory presentation and practical demonstration the course is best suited to be offered where the specific plants are present. There may be options to deliver in other locations using samples for practical purposes. Please enquire for further details.

Countryside Studies

The management of land for the conservation of flora and fauna, general recreation, environmental education and urban regeneration requires a blend of skills. These include an understanding of ecological principles, a sound knowledge of management and the practical ability to carry out conservation techniques – from river catchment systems to rural and coastal habitats.

Many job opportunities exist within the conservation, gamekeeping and commercial sectors, and as part of your progamme you will have the opportunity to develop countryside craft skills such as hedgelaying and drystone walling, useful for a range of future careers.