The weather may be unseasonal, but I can confirm that should bracken decide to brave the conditions this year, it will be possible to control it using asulam.
The Chemicals Regulation Directorate has issued an Emergency Authorisation that will allow asulam to be sold and transferred from 16 May 2016, and applied in the period 1 July - 12 September 2016. There will be a use-up period until 31 October 2016, which will allow stocks to be applied or returned (if in unopened containers). From 1 November 2016, it will once again be illegal to hold any stocks of asulam.
As the coordinator of the Bracken Control Group, I submit the application for the Emergency Authorisation for the UK and full details of the application are available on the BCG Website.
I urge anyone planning to purchase or apply asulam this year to read the conditions in the Emergency Authorisation, as it is important that the conditions are complied with.