10 RootWave Pro hand-weeders shipped to single customer

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Warwickshire based weed control pioneer RootWave is playing a leading role in helping French amenity contractors adjust to life without weed-killing chemical glyphosate.

10 of the company’s award-winning RootWave Pro hand weeders, that use electricity to treat weeds in parks, gardens and estates, have been shipped to a contractor group that plans to use them for weed control across the country.

In recent years the French Government has restricted the use of glyphosate, it may now only be used where no viable alternative exists. President Emmanuel Macron has previously pledged to end glyphosate use in France.

Kersten France, a reseller and importer of professional horticulture and gardening equipment, became of stockist and distributor of RootWave Pro in March.

The fight against invasive weeds

Sébastien Esnault said: “Contractors that are involved in the fight against invasive plants have shown great interest in Rootwave Pro. Results, like the beginnings of our partnership with RootWave, are very promising! In September we are exhibiting at Salon Vert 2022, the trade fair for landscaping professionals, where we expect more interest.”

Stephen Jelley, Head of Global Sales for RootWave , said, “We now have distribution agreements in place covering eight European countries, including France, Germany and the Netherlands, where sales have been particularly strong. Customer feedback has been fantastic, and we expect more interest as more and more people see that you can achieve uncompromising weed control without using chemicals.”

Exhibiting at SALTEX – November, NEC, UK

There are now nearly 150 RootWave Pro machines in operation across Europe. The product is used in a range of scenarios, from organic kitchen gardens to industrial ports like The Port of Rotterdam – however it is becoming increasingly popular for treating invasive weed species such as Japanese Knotweed.

RootWave will be exhibiting at amenities and landscaping show SALTEX, 2 – 3 November 2022 at the Birmingham NEC. Those interested in booking a demonstration of the product can visit stand GL041.

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