An Emergency Authorisation (EA) was issued on 14th April 2020 to allow the use of Asulam during the 2020 season, but this will apply to application by helicopter only. Application from hand-held or ground-based equipment will not be authorised. See the Asulam page for more detail.
Also, for aerial spraying the required buffer zone against surface water bodies will be increased from 50m to 90m. This will increase the area of bracken that cannot be sprayed significantly.
Briefings 2020 is a series of briefings that set out the information provided with the EA Application and the concerns being expressed by the bracken control industry to the restrictions contained in the draft approval.
An additional application for an EA for 2020 was submitted on 7th April to set out justification for amending the current approval. Details are available on the Asulam page and any developments will be promulgated in a Newsletter (sign up on the Updates page).
- Aerial Spraying Arrangements
- Emergency Authorisation issued for Asulam (July 2019 application)
- Additional Application for an Emergency Authorisation for Asulam
- Asulam - Letter to Ministers