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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce member feature

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce have featured long serving members JKC in an article about the partnership between JKC and the New Charter Group.

 The article is featured in the on-line chamber news http://www.gmchamber.co.uk/stories/member-news-tackling-manchester-s-knotweed-problem-together

BBC Article

JKC as leading industry experts were approached by the BBC to provide industry information and advice to homeowners about Japanese knotweed. To read the full article which is now published on the BBC website, click on the link below:-

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40899108

Japanese Knotweed - Code of Practice

We are now ISO14001:2004 accredited

ISO 14001:2004 is the international specification for an environmental management system (EMS). It specifies requirements for establishing an environmental policy, determining environmental aspects and impacts of products/activities/services, planning environmental objectives and measurable targets, implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and targets, checking and corrective action, and management review.

JKC welcomes switch to NEC

Staging the exhibition at the NEC Birmingham has been halied as a great success by long standing exhibitor, Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC).

Joint Managing Director, David Layland commented: "We anticipated that a change of venue would open up a whole new audience of potential customers across both the public and private sectors and this was certainly borne out by the number and quality of visitors throughout the show.

"Such was the interest that we handed out two days' worth of brochures within the first morning and we now have some excellent leads to follow up in terms of potential treatment projects."

Layland was also part of a four-strong invited panel at one of the popular 'Learning Live' seminars that ran throughout the show.

Landscape & Amenity - December 2015 Product Update

Japanese Knotweed Control

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JKC maintains focus on improved standards

Amenity Forum debates

'Silly season' creates Giant Hogweed media scare

We're at Greenbuild EXPO next week

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We're at Saltex Stand J189

Come and see us at the NEC Birmingham from 4-5th Nov stand J189.

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Successful treatment for Urban Vision

Busy Autumn schedule of JKC profile-raising

New code will help in tackling a knotty problem

JKC Hits back at Government's knotweed 'white flag'

Staying informed and within the law with invasive plant legislation

Experts fear alarm after reports of Whitehall giving up knotweed battle

Weed-control experts have raised concerns about homeowners' response to reports that the Government has given up the battle against Japanese knotweed.

Environment minister George Eustice was reported in late July as saying that there are "no plans to attempt a national eradication" because of the "prohibitively expensive" £1.5bn cost of eliminating Japanese knotweed across the UK.

Amenity Forum chairman Professor John Moverley said the media coverage could cause unnecessary alarm among homeowners and the general public.

Japanese knotweed "can still be effectively managed in a controlled manner and without prohibitive cost, providing there is early identification of the problem and the work is carried out by competent and professional treatment specialists", he added.

Moverley said the reports could overshadow the fact that professionals have actually achieved "significant success" in controlling the weed.

"The battle has not been lost and the last thing we want to see is landowners doing nothing because they feel they don't have an effective control method available to them."

David Layland, managing director of specialist operator Japanese Knotweed Control, agreed that the media coverage could potentially send out the wrong message.

Stay informed

Best practice code launched by invasive specialists trade body

Japanese Knotweed Control

As customer awareness of Japanese Knotweed continues to increase, the choice of a credible and reliable treatment contractor has never been more critical. 
For one London based operations team at the forefront of the industry, professionalism remains the watchword.

CPD Specifier - January 2015

JKC expands public sector treatment programmes nationwide.

Leading treatment specialist, Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC) continues to work extensively with local authorities and housing associations throughout the UK, typified by two of its long term clients in Manchester and London.

A Growing Problem

As customer awareness of Japanese Knotweed continues to increase, the choice of a credible and reliable treatment contractor has never been more critical.

JKC News - Issue 16

Read what we have been up to in our latest newsletter

JKC Brochure 2015

Read all about us, and what we can do for you.

Buoyant JKC looks forward to new SALTEX era

Leading treatment specialist, Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC) bowed out of its final SALTEX appearance at Windsor, reflecting on yet another successful show but already looking forward to the start of a new era for the exhibition at the NEC next year.

Crucial knotweed control for London property developer

Specialising in prime residential property ranging from singke homes to multi-unit, mixed use developments, London developer Intra Urban Developments works on various projects which involve converting existing housing or transforming distressed properties into high value assets.

Saltex 2015

News that IOG Saltex will move to Birmingham NEC from next year has been welcomed by turf experts but some have questioned the scheduling for 2015.

JKC News - Issue 15

Read what had been happening in our latest newsletter.

Returning to Saltex

Parks and amenity customers will again be prime target for leading Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC) When it returns to this year's SALTEX, scene of significant interest and sales lead generation for the past decade.

Awareness Training

We offer bespoke CPD seminars for your particular organisation which will allow you to raise any questions or concerns specific for your business.

The sessions are either 30 minutes or 45 minutes long and cover the key aspects of invasive weed management and treatment options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JKC News - June 2014

Read what has been happening in our latest newsletter

JKC Brochure 2014

Read all about us and what we can offer you.

Fighting the Invader

Japanese knotweed comes with a fearful reputation.  It can cause damage and cost money.  David Layland provides the solutions.

Japanese Knotweed Control returns to Royal Parks

Japanese Knotweed Control has been brought in to tackle an outbreak of the invasive weed in Kensington Gardens.

Root Barrier Work

The discovery of Japanese knotweed on a construction site, and the potential implications in terms of treatment costs and project delay, can be headache enough for a developer. Where an infestation crosses land ownership boundaries or contamination comes from an adjacent site the problem is compunded.

British Land Reclamation Society

JKC are proud to announce that we are now members of the British Land Reclamation Society

The BLRS (British Land Reclamation Society) is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary organisation concerned with the reclamation, rehabilitation and restoration of land, including contaminated, derelict and abandoned land from mineral working and former urban and industrial uses.

Come and see us at the next event on: Tuesday 29th April 2014:-

Dealing with Japanese knotweed and other non-native plant species

Treatment competency the key to cost-effective knotweed control

Despite another summer of media scare stories and some staggering statistics when it comes to the cost of controlling invasive nonnative species within the UK, Japanese Knotweed, and the treatment of it, need not be feared as long as integrated management plans delivered by competent professionals are put in place.

Japanese knotweed is a problem that can't be beaten easily

TREATMENT Japanese Knotweed Control can treat the problem for you using their accurate and efficient stem injection system.

Forum targets proactive herbicide policy

Novel ideas are being put forward as amenity professionals seek to comply with latest regulations on use of chemicals.

Bank changes policy on Japanese knotweed

Santander has said it no longer refuses to accept property as security where Japanese knotweed is found within it or on neighbouring land (HW, 25 October).

Amenity Forum Conference

Amenity Forum chair John Moverley takes a look at some of the Knowledge sharing opportunities at the organisation's national conference.

Japanese knotweed is a problem that can't be beaten easily

Over the past few years, there has been an increased awareness both commercially and domestically about what Japanese knotweed looks like and the potential devastation it can cause.

Amenity Assured

The Chemical Regulations Directorate (CRD), part of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), has thrown its weight behind the latest Sustainable User Regulations and urged all local authorities to now only use Amenity Assured pesticide users and contractors.

JKC Tackles Hampstead's Triffid Drama

Whilst historically, local authorities' management and treatment of invasive weeds such as Japanese knotweed has tended to focus primarily on parks, open spaces and communcal recreational areas, infestations have become an increasingly serious problem across councils' residential estates.  More and more 'domestic' examples are highlighting how apparently innocuous knotweed garden growth can quickly escalate into a major council issue if left untreated.

Stem Injection System reflects on decade of success

As it approaches its tenth anniversary in the UK and European market, Stem Injection Systems (SIS) make its annual return to Saltex reflecting on the enormous progress it has made since its launch almost a decade ago.

Time to get rid of the Japanese knotweed from golf

Where once it might only have concerned a wayward golfer lost in the deepest rough, Japanese knotweed has now become an increasingly serious issue for golf clubs around the UK and more and more greenkeepers are worried about how best to treat the problem.

JKC TACKLES HAMPSTEAD’S TRIFFID DRAMA

Whilst historically, local authorities' management and treatment of invasive weeds such as Japanese knotweed has tended to focus primarily on parks, open spaces and communal recreational areas, infestations have become an increasingly serious problem across council' residential estates. More and more 'domestic' examples are highlighting how apparently innocuous knotweed garden growth can quickly escalate into a major council issue if left untreated.

GO AND SEE AT SALTEX

Despite a recent spate of media scare stories about the problems caused by Japanese knotweed, organisations and individual homeowners should have nothing to fear provided they take the time to choose a competent and professional treatment specialist.

Wild parsnip poses new threat

Plant from Southern Europe could become the next invasive weed to spread throughout the UK.

Landscape and Play

Despite a recent spate of scare stories in the media about the problems caused by Japanese knotweed, organisations and homeowners should have nothing to fear providing they chose a competent and professional treatment specialist. With early identification, plus protection of the affected site, knotweed can still be relatively easy and cost effective to manage, according to Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC), as it seeks to redress several alarming press reports.

Amenity Assured is a must for Councils

Earlier this summer the Chemical Regulations Directorate (CRD), part of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), threw its weight behind the latest Sustainable User Regulations and urged all local authorities to now only use Amenity Assured pesticide users and contractors.

The Dreaded Alien Super weed

Britain is in the grip of an alien invasion, with the ground under our feet harbouring a race of female clones created in the fiery volcanic wastelands of Japan and unleashed upon an unsuspecting Britain. For decades, the usurpers have been chewing through buildings, destroying walls and ripping up transport links.

Japanese knotweed brings down the value of a house in Stockport

A homeowner has had £20,000 wiped off the value of his house because a surveyor said it was threatened by knotweed growing behind his back yard.

Awareness Training

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JKC General Information Leaflet

Find out more about Japanese Knotweed Control.

Selfbuilder & Homemaker - May/June 2013

Knot to fear. Japanese Knotweed Control's Joint Managing Director, David Layland explains how knotweed needn't always be feared.

CPD Specifier

Staggered treatment programme suits local council at Chesham Moor

The Landscaper - April 2013

Japanese knotweed threat. Recent unseasonably low temperatures may well have postponed the peak growing season for Japanese knotweed by a few weeks but, in reality, this invasive, non-native plant species has proved continually resilient to most climatic conditions, as Japanese Knotweed Control's Joint Managing Director, David Layland explains.

The Landscaper - November 2012 New App

Download our new App to help identify if you have Japanese knotweed. Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC) has extended its support for the amenity sector with the launch of a new free iPhone and android phone application.

The Landscaper November 2012

The day of the knotweed. Japanese knotweed, a native of eastern Asia, was welcomed to Britain's shores as an ornamental 'architectural' garden plant in the early 1800s. Its popularity was short lived; less than a century later, it was recognized as an invasive species, first recorded in the wild in 1886 in Glamorgan, Wales.

The Housebuilder, May 2012

Japanese Knotweed Control delivers quick and efficient treatment on new flats development. Treatment specialist Japanese Knotweed Control has been praised for its professionalism and expertise after completing treatment work for Willmott Dixon on a new property development in North London.

Civil Engineering Surveyor, May 2012

The long-time scourge of local authorities, construction companies and commercial developers, invasive, non-native plants such as Japanese Knotweed have also now become a difficult and, at times, expensive burden for more and more domestic homeowners and private landlords.

The Groundsman, May 2012

As the growing season approaches for invasive, non-native plants such as Japanese knotweed, it is essential that treatment programmes are factored into your plans. But how do you choose a reputable and reliable specialist? Japanese Knotweed Control offers some advice.

JKC Issue 12 Newsletter

Including: JKC passes stern college test; Credential checks will weed out the cowboys; 'CPD' training available; Year round treatment; The scourge of the suburbs 

JKC knotweed treatment passes stern college test

The Landscaper Dec 2011 Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC) has recently completed an extensive three year treatment programme at Nelson and Colne college in Lancashire, virtually eradicating a significant Japanese Knotweed growth that posed a potential threat to the new campus. 

IOG SALTEX showcases best practice

Sports, Turf, Amenity & Leisure  Sep 2011 The treatment of non-native invasive plant species is a multi-million pound business. David Layland gets to the root of the problem and explains why IOG SALTEX is for him a must-attend event. 

JKC Spring 2011 Newsletter

We are once again approaching the height of the Japanese knotweed growing season and gearing up for another hectic summer of treatment programmes across the country. But, as we'll outline in this newsletter, it's already been a busy start to the year for Japanese Knotweed Control as we expand the business and develop our sales, marketing and operational support. 

Contractor claims that knotweed insurance is inadequate

Horticulture Week July 2011 Inadequate insurance cover continues to undermine the treatment of non-native plant species on many UK construction sites, Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC) has claimed.

New director strengthens JKC's growth in the south

Landscape and Amenity  May 2011 Leading treatment specialists, Japanese Knotweed Control has appointed Dee Laverty as regional director for the south and south east and is now heading up its London office.   

Knotweed gets needled by stem injection solution

Government and Public Sector Journal  Winter edition 2010-2011 ISSN 1472-2496 Until some for or five years ago, few but the most dedicated botanists would have ever even heard of Japanese Knotweed let alone be aware of the damage it could cause as the most deadly of non-native, invasive plants threatening Britain's rural landscape. One treatment specialist has demonstrated that when it comes to eradication, there are no corners of the British Isles that are off limits...

Housing Association gets to root of Japanese Knotweed control

Government and Public Sector Journal  December 2010 One of the North West's largest registered providers of social housing, New Charter Housing Trust Group, is investing in an ongoing programme of Japanese Knotweed Treatment as the escalating problem contiues to blight tenants across many of its properties.

Weed Control: Invasion Force!

Pitchcare Magazine, Issue No. 33 October/November 2010 Japanese Knotweed continues to present a formidable test to those responsible for environmental management. But, as we examine here, a new stem injection technique is now gaining the upper hand.

Royal Parks appointment

Horticulture Week July 2010 Leading Japanese Knotweed treatment specialist, Japanese Knotweed Control has carried out an extensive eradication programme for The Royal Parks in London and is now returning to train its gardening staff on how to identify and treat the problem themselves in the event of future contamination.