Hit ragwort early….. Senecio jacobaea

In just four months time common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) will start to cover the countryside with swathes of golden yellow flowers but by this time it could already be too late for effective and lasting control. Cutting down the tall flowering stems during summer results in the normally biennial ragwort adopting a perennial lifestyle, allowing plants to survive winter and start all over again in spring.
The Weedstick from Micron Sprayers is the weapon of choice in March and April when ragwort is still in a vegetative state. This light-weight applicator is easy to carry and use and allows operators to place herbicide exactly and precisely where needed, which is spot-on the flat ground-hugging rosettes of leaves.
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