Walsall Council adopts innovative weed control solution
The Nomix VMU-equipped vehicle-mounted spray unit allows Walsall Council's street cleansing team to carry out their spraying programme
23 November 2023
Walsall Council has purchased a vehicle mounted spray unit with a Nomix VMU which has enabled their own street cleansing team to carry out their spraying programme on the highways’ areas across the borough. They are using Nomix Hilite which is rain-fast within 30-60 minutes of application.
Nomix Enviro collaborates with UK councils to enhance weed control programmes. The use of Eco Charger E-ATVs and Nomix products signifies Walsall Council’s weed control approach, emphasising cost and time savings. Nomix Enviro offers the Total Droplet Control system, eliminating the need for water or product mixing and saving customers time and resources. This system can significantly cut glyphosate usage by up to 70% when replacing two annual sprays with a mid-season application of Nomix products.
Andrew Stokes, operations manager, Walsall Council, said: “We are always looking to find new ways to improve the efficiency and performance of our weed control service. Using an Eco Charger will have a major impact on this, and by working with Nomix it gives us the opportunity to get the maximum out of our weed control applications, while significantly reducing our water and glyphosate usage and reducing our costs.”
Peter Fooks, commercial manager, Nomix Enviro, said: “It’s been great to see our products used alongside Walsall Council’s new Eco Charger and we’ve had fantastic feedback from the customer. We will continue to provide support to Andrew and the team to ensure they are getting the maximum from their investment and that the people of Walsall see the results.”