31 July 23
31 July 2023 (by Simon Thorp (admin))
New Podcast episode: Thrill of the Hill - 'Don't Go Bracken My Heart'
THRILL OF THE HILL | An invasive species and a cause for concern among farmers and policymakers, bracken is a hot topic in the farmed upland environment. While the species has some habitat value and its presence can be indicative of land suitable for woodland regeneration, the plant can quickly spread, taking over areas of upland grass pasture and heather, cutting the area of land that can be utilised for farming.
In this episode, Simon Thorp, coordinator for the Bracken Control Group sets the record straight on Scottish Government’s recent decision on the use of Asulam, as well as discussing what he thinks the impact of a total ban will be and the alternatives to chemical control of bracken.