Weed Wiper Project Proves A Win-Win Success

The Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water) weed wiper project has come to an end after 5 years and the results have now been published. 

During the 5 year project, farmers hired a weed wiper for free on 269 occasions and approximately 2587 hectares of land were treated to control rush infestation; thereby increasing grassland production and economic returns.  It is estimated that the scheme has saved the use of almost 5700 litres of MCPA for controlling rushes.

The scheme also successfully raised awareness amongst farmers and provided best practice advice using a rush control hierarchy.  

The Farmers’ Union of Wales participated throughout the scheme and continues to support ventures that deliver environmental and economic benefits in tandem.  

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