Now that the Japanese Knotweed is in full flower, it is the best time to spray the plant. Spraying the plant with glyphosate once it is in flower allows the chemical to be drawn to the root system for maximum effect. As part of the CIRB project we have contractors out at the moment on Upper Ayr (which will be controlled using stem injection) and Lower Irvine (which will be controlled by spraying the plant). I have a meeting on Monday in Stewarton with some of our trained volunteers from the Angling Club and Woodlands Action Trust. We will be discussing our strategy for control along the Annick Water. I will be contact our other volunteers and hope to set up some working groups to control the upper Irvine and Lower Ayr.
More information will follow next week