The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) would like to remind all grounds personnel and contractors to ensure they carry out full risk assessments before carrying out any maintenance activity and to ensure appropriate control measures are in place.
Where the use of a pesticide is considered then this should be in accordance with safety and usage information provided by manufacturers. Just as important is ensuring the plant and surface has been maintained using good working practices, especially cultural and physical, and the threshold for any pesticide application has been clearly documented within a formal Integrated Pest Management plan.
The Amenity Forum has issued a statement on the law court ruling in the USA and the Forum’s wider research debate concerning Glyphosate. Please click here for more information:
The IOG will continue to monitor this case and any subsequent developments arising from it.