Report R011

Problem: Docks in permanent pasture
Where: Low Holm Farm, Carlisle
When: February 18th 2003 (120 man-hours)
Status: Organic
Area: Unrecorded. (approx 2.42 hectares)
Detail: Cold, wet-snowy conditions. Sandy/clay mix soil
Small plants, clustered, originally spread in slurry by muck-spreader, difficult to remove

Docks hidden in closely grazed, stony riverside pasture. A good area of 8 acres was cleared by a workforce of four, despite sleet conditions. Plants were collected & piled into a heap (where they could have been composted). 120 man-hours.

Cost: £90. per acre