Tuesday 3rd August 2021
The Great Ragwort Purge

The annual Ragwort purge is now underway! This year has seen particularly strong growth of this poisonous invasive weed and the first trailer load was pulled today – never a fun job! Ragwort is poisonous to cattle yet is valued for its nectar which feeds many insect pollinators so this time of year, when the bees have had their fill and just before they turn to seed, is a good time to remove it from fields where stock will graze.