How to prevent the spread of ragwort: guidance

The guide offers advice to prevent and control the spread of ragwort where there is a threat to the health and welfare of animals.

Appendix 9: sources of technical advice on ragwort control

Provide chargeable consultancy advice
ADAS, Woodthorne, Wergs Road, Wolverhampton WV6 8TQ
Tel No: 0845 766 0085

Agricultural Industries Confederation
Member companies supply and distribute agrochemicals
Confederation House, East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
Tel No: 01733 385230

AICC (Association of Independent Crop Consultants)
Provide chargeable consultancy advice
AICC, Agriculture Place, Heath Farm, Heath Road East, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4HT
Tel No: 01730 710095

Alvan Branch
Supplier of the 'Eco-Puller' a mechanical tall weed pulling machine (including ragwort)
Chelworth, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9SG
Tel No: 01666 577333

Barrier Animal Healthcare
Supplier of Citronella Oil derived product
36 Haverscroft Industrial Estate, New Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1YE
Tel No: 01953 456363

BASIS Registration Ltd
Runs the accreditation scheme for advisors of pesticide use
BASIS, 34 St John Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1GH
Tel No: 01335 343945

The British Horse Society
National organisation for horse owners and riders
Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2XZ
Tel No: 08701 202244 Fax: 01926 707800

The British Horse Society Scotland
Woodburn, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 3RG
Tel No: 01764 656334

British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC)
Provide chargeable consultancy advice
BIAC, The Estate Office, Torry Hill, Milstead, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0SP
Tel No: 01795 830100

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)
Control of injurious weeds in or near water
The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford OX10 8BB
Tel No: 01491 838800 Fax No: 01491 692424

Crop Protection Association
Member companies can supply technical literature
Crop Protection Association, 20 Culley Court, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6WA
Tel No: 01733 367213

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG)
Advice on farming and conservation
Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, Algo Business Centre, Glenearn Road, Perth, PH2 0NJ
Tel No: 01738 450500

Garden Organic
Organic gardening, including weed control
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 3LG
Tel No: 024 7630 3517

Lazy Dog Tool Ltd
Supplier of ragwort lifting tools and weeding brigades
Hill Top Farm, Spaunton, Appleton-le-Moors North Yorkshire YO62 6TR
Tel No: 01751 417351

National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC)
Member companies can provide contracting services in agriculture amenity and industrial land based areas.
National Association of Agricultural Contractors, Samuelson House, Paxton Road, Orton Centre, Peterborough PE2 5LT
Tel No: 01733 362920

The Organic Research Centre
Organic farming including horticulture and weed control
The Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 0HR
Tel No: 01488 658298

Borders Machinery Ring Ltd
Galamoor House, Netherdale, Galashiels TD1 3EY
Manager: Michael Bayne
Tel No: 01896 758091
Fax No: 01896 757036

Caithness Machinery Ring Ltd
Balbeg, Spittal, Watten, Wick, Caithness KW1 5XU
Manager/Secretary: Linda Levack
Tel/Fax No: 01847 841310 (Home)

HBS Ring Ltd
Glaikmore, North Kessock, Inverness, IV1 3UD
Manager: Alan McLean
Tel No: 01463 811603
Fax No: 01463 811084

Lothian Machinery Ring Ltd
Overgogar House, Gogarbank, Edinburgh EH12 9DD
Manager: Frank Maxwell
Tel No: 0131 339 8730
Fax No: 0131 317 8148

Orkney Business Ring Ltd
Unit 12 Orkney Auction Mart, Grainshore Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1FL
Manager: Erik Firth
Tel No: 01856 879080
Fax No: 01856 879081

Ringlink (Scotland) Ltd
Cargill Centre, The Business Park, Aberdeen Road, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire AB30 1EY
Managing Director: Graham Bruce
Tel No: 01561 377790
Fax No: 01561 378231

Rural Services Scotland Ltd
73 Norwell Drive, Perth Airport Business Park, Scone, Perth PH2 6PL
Tel No: 01738 550101
Fax No: 01738 550202

South West Machinery Ring Ltd
Tarff Station, Ringford, Castle Douglas DG7 2AN
General Manager: J Colin Owen
Tel No: 01557 820370
Fax No: 01557 820380

Tay Forth Machinery Ring Ltd
Newhill Farm, Glenfarg, Perth PH2 9QN
Manager: Bruce Hamilton
Tel No: 01577 830616
Fax No: 01577 830663

The list is not exhaustive and the presence of any organisation on this list does not imply that the guidance endorses the advice, guidance, information, products or services provided by those organisations.
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