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Free Weed Wiper Hire

Farmers in the Towy, Teifi and Upper Wye river catchments could hire a weed wiper for free for three days between April and October.

Please note: Registration for the 2019 Free weed wiper hire is now closed but you can sign up to receive updates on any future schemes here.

Weed wipers are a proven and effective method of managing rush infestation and provide multiple benefits for farmers and their land.

By wiping glyphosate directly onto the weeds, weed wipers dramatically reduce spray drift and uses less chemicals which saves money.

This reduces treatment cost for Welsh Water and reduces risk to your health and the environment.

Weed wipers:

  • Use significantly less chemicals than boom or knapsack spraying, saving you money.
  • Apply chemical directly to the plant which dramatically reduces spray drift which reduces risk to your health and the environment.
  • Are only licensed for use with Glyphosate which takes considerably less time to break down in water than MCPA, a chemical commonly used in boom sprayers.

Glyphosate is systemic, meaning it moves through the plant and can kill it to the root.