Kersten France becomes RootWave Pro distributor

Kersten France, a stockist and importer of professional horticulture and gardening equipment, has become the latest European distributor of RootWave Pro the award-winning professional hand weeder designed by electrical weed control specialist RootWave.

There are now more than 100 RootWave Pro machines operating across Europe, with established distributors in Germany and The Netherlands. RootWave’s game changing technology has been particularly popular with weed control contractors, who have provided positive feedback on the machine’s efficacy and efficiency.

Kersten France, based in Montignac, near Bordeaux, Southwest France, is an important player for communities, rental companies, landscapers, loggers, farmers, winegrowers, arboriculturists and olive growers, with a fleet of more than 6,000 machines in service.

Established in the amenity market

Head of Global Sales for RootWave, Stephen Jelley, said: “Kersten France is a great partner for us, as an established business who already have contacts in the amenity and green space market within France.

“They have experience of stocking innovative products, such as the Kersten range of remote mowers, and mechanical weed brushes for clearing moss and weeds from pavements. I expect our partnership to be a successful one for RootWave, Kersten and the weed control contractors of France!”

For more information regarding Kersten France and the supply of RootWave machines within France and French speaking Switzerland, visit: https://www.kersten-france.fr/

For more information about becoming a RootWave distributor, contact hello@rootwave.com

New support engineer for RootWave Pro customers

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Peter Dury has joined RootWave as a Technical Support Engineer, helping to make sure that all RootWave Pro customers are able to get the most out of their machines. 

Peter has nearly 10 years’ experience as a field service engineer, working in the machinery industry, specialising in electrical vehicles and hydraulics. He joins RootWave from Linde Material Handling UK where he led a team of 12 field service engineers. 

After his appointment Peter said: “It is great to join an exciting company like RootWave, I love that we are developing game changing products. 

“The customer will always come first for me and I am really looking forward to getting to know our clients and working with them to ensure they can treat weeds in the most effective way all season long.” Existing RootWave Pro customers in the UK can contact Peter on +44 781 878 7654 or support@rootwave.com

Peter Dury

RootWave starts to ship professional hand-weeder

RootWave shipped its first of several bulk orders of RootWave Pro’s to the Netherlands where there is huge interest in the award-winning professional hand-weeder designed for growers, gardeners and groundskeepers to spot weed and treat invasive species.

Exmoor National Park selects RootWave Pro to help it eradicate invasive species

The new Exmoor Non-Native Invasives Species (ENNIS) project – a partnership between Exmoor National Park Authority, Environment Agency, National Trust, Natural England and Nicky Green Associates – will allow work to control invasive species in the National Park to be radically scaled up and extended to new species.

After an extended trial on Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed, the ENNIS team selected RootWave Pro as their preferred product for controlling invasive non-native species of weed.

Project leader Ali Hawkins, wildlife conservation officer at Exmoor National Park Authority, said: “All over the country our native species are in trouble. Urgent action to curb the spread of invasive species and restore protected habitats is vital to stop the problem escalating. This crucial project will allow us to ramp up our volunteer effort and appoint a dedicated project officer, as well as extending our ground-breaking trials using electrocution to destroy the root system of problem plants.”

Non-native invasive species are a major threat to sensitive habitats throughout the UK, costing the British economy an estimated £1.7 billion a year, according to the GB non-native species secretariat.

RootWave Pro to be used at English Heritage’s Organic Kitchen Garden

English Heritage are delighted to announce that they are adopting RootWave Pro as the main method of weed control at Audley End House & Gardens after two successful years of trials within the Organic Kitchen Garden.

The Kitchen Garden at Audley End House & Gardens is Soil Association certified Organic, and the fruit, herbs and vegetables grown in the garden are sold on site, used in the café and supplied to The Cambridge Organic Food Company.

Managing weeds in an organic garden without using chemicals is a major challenge as it typically involves weeding by hand which is extremely labour intensive and often results in roots being left in the ground to regrow.

RootWave Pro uses electricity to boil weeds inside out, from the root upwards without disturbing the soil. It is a sustainable and economical solution helping organisations around the world to manage their weeds without chemicals.

Christopher Weddell, Senior Gardens Advisor, Gardens & Landscape Team at English Heritage comments “Being able to effectively and quickly treat perennial weeds, growing close to the fruit and vegetable crops, has greatly improved the presentation of the garden and helped the team save time and effort that can be devoted to more productive tasks.

Andrew Diprose, CEO RootWave, comments “We are absolutely delighted that English Heritage has joined a growing list of organisations that are choosing RootWave Pro to organically manage their weeds and reduce costs.