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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal

INNSA

The Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association (INNSA), the industry body for companies involved in controlling and eradicating non-native species in the UK, has responded to the glyphosate license renewal with the following statement:

‘INNSA welcomes the EU’s recent renewal of the licence for the pesticide active glyphosate for a further five years. This is a decision made by the EU in line with their own procedures and rules, and based on a detailed analysis of all available scientific literature by well-qualified independent experts.

All evidence suggests that withdrawal of glyphosate, particularly for the amenity sector would not have provided any measurable health benefits for workers or for the public – and a withdrawal would most likely have increased the use of alternative, less-well-suited and potentially more-hazardous pesticides in its place.

While INNSA members promote mechanical, non-herbicide remediation, and while INNSA and its members are aware of and adhere to requirements under the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012 including the requirement to minimise the use of pesticides, the use of glyphosate for long-term control of invasive plant species is, in many cases, the most effective and environmentally sound approach.

The withdrawal of glyphosate would pose significant (and in some cases insurmountable) challenges for the sector and homeowners and also for land managers, particularly in terms of the long-term management of certain invasive plant species in river corridors, including for purposes of flood prevention.

While we welcome this decision, INNSA maintains a safety-first, evidence-based approach to best practice, and should additional evidence come to light in future, we will support any measures required to ensure the health of the public and all workers in the sector.’

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