The RINSE Project has created another tool to increase community awareness and knowledge on the impacts of invasive non-native species: Farmland and Invasive Species.
Farmland is a habitat that is significantly under-represented in invasive species records yet makes up the largest proportion of Europe. There are a number of species found on farmland and cause problems for the surrounding countryside including Himalayan balsam and Japanese knotweed; both listed on Schedule 9 of the Countryside and Wildlife Act 1990 making it an offence to allow the spread of these species to adjacent land.
The RINSE Project have created two informative guides which focus on six invasive non-native species commonly found across the vast farmed landscape. Our guides will allow the farming community to identify these target species and learn about their impacts on the surrounding countryside.
For our three invasive plants, our guides give details on the various options for their control and eradication. For the invasive animals, the guides clearly define the rules and regulations around their control.