Guidance

Code of practice on how to prevent the spread of ragwort

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

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Code of practice on how to prevent the spread of ragwort

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The code aims to define the situations in which there is a likelihood of ragwort spreading to neighbouring land where it will then present an identifiable risk of ingestions by vulnerable animals, and to provide guidance on the most appropriate means of control, taking into account both animal welfare and environmental considerations.

This code applies to Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) and all subsequent references to “ragwort” in this code refer to “Common Ragwort”. This code applies to England only (although a separate code applies in Wales).

Published 18 April 2011