Code of practice on how to prevent the spread of ragwort

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This statutory Code of Practice remains an active and relevant document, used by both government and stakeholders. It has been retained for reference purposes as it provides detailed information on how to prevent the spread of ragwort.

You can read our current guidance on preventing harmful weeds and invasive non-native plants spreading.

This code applies to Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) and all subsequent references to “ragwort” in this code refer to “Common Ragwort”.