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Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland under what particular conditions and for what particular management purposes the Forestry Commission is considering aerial applications of the broad spectrum herbicide glysophate; and why in those conditions, spot treatment by hand-held applicators is not considered suitable.

Glysophate is being used for the control of dense grasses and weeds. Aerial applications has been chosen in a few areas where conditions, such as the size of the area involved or access difficulties, would make spot treatment by hand an inefficient means of applying the chemical.