Japanese knotweed canes in the winter

Brownfield Briefing: Tangled up in Knotweed

Environet are featured in the latest issue of Brownfield Briefing, published in November 2016.

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, explains why the rhizome system makes Japanese knotweed difficult to eradicate. A piece of rhizome the size of your fingernail is enough to generate new growth, causing knotweed to spread.

A common control method for Japanese knotweed is through chemical treatment. However, if the ground is going to be disturbed, the best way to deal with the problem is through physically excavation.  Environet have developed Xtract™ for commercial development sites, and Resi-Dig-Out™ for residential gardens. Knotweed eradication through these methods takes just a matter of days, and can be completed at any time of the year. 

Read the full article here.

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