Bracken is our most widespread large fern species, covering large areas of Scotland’s moors and uplands.

Bracken Control – Update on Emergency Authorisation for Asulam

We note the decision taken by Scottish Ministers to refuse the 2023 emergency authorisation application for the use of Asulox for control of bracken. NatureScot will continue to support the Scottish Government and other UK partners to undertake further research on control options and their impacts to find a longer term approach to controlling bracken in Scotland.     

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Bracken control - A guide to best practice
Please note, the guidance refers to the use of Asulam (Asulox) in some instances, but as this is no longer permitted, mechanised or manual control will require to be adopted.

Broad habitat - bracken

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