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Author Topic: Pesticides==Herbicides?  (Read 1886 times)


  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Lochaber, Highland
« on: March 21, 2015, 02:11:58 pm »
I've noticed a lot of courses available for training in spraying pesticides and taken no notice as I never use insecticides.

However, I do spray bracken. Are herbicides also covered by the new legislation in Scotland and will I need to attend one of these courses to use them?


  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Pesticides==Herbicides?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 07:41:43 am »
Yes you will need to do the spray certificate.


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  • Carmarthenshire
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  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Lochaber, Highland
Re: Pesticides==Herbicides?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 02:02:48 pm »

Looks like the end of bracken control, then. It was already expensive enough to buy the Asulox. No way I can justify an extra 500 for the spray course.

Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: Pesticides==Herbicides?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 09:12:11 pm »
Depending on the chemical distributor, folk may not be able to get chemicals e.g. glyphosate from them without providing a spray certificate.
I think more contractors will likely spring up as there will be business to be had.


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