Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Weed Wiper Partnership

Why use a Weed Wiper?

  • Weed Wipers use significantly less herbicide than boom or knapsack spraying
  • Weed wipers apply chemical directly to the plant, dramatically reducing spray drift, which can occur when MCPA is applied by boom or knapsack
  • Weed Wipers are only licensed for use with Glyphosate, a chemical which has potentially less impact on water quality. It can break relatively quickly in water, at around 2-3 days compared to MCPA, which breaks down in 15-25 days
  • Unlike MCPA, Glyphosate translocates through the plant, meaning it can kill to the root