Welcome to Rural Services

Rural Services was established in 1977, and offers advice on weed, pest & disease control in:

  • Forestry
  • Amenity Vegetation
  • Farm Woodlands
  • Christmas Trees

Recommendations are given to provide:

  • Control of specific weeds, insects & fungi
  • Best practice for reliable results
  • Standard routines to address recurring problems
  • Application technology
  • Storage & disposal
  • Procedures to conform with legislation
  • Information on alternative strategies to minimise pesticide use

The service is designed to assist:

  • Woodland owners
  • Forestry & amenity managers
  • Christmas tree growers
  • Contractors 
  • Advisers
  • Agrochemical merchants and manufacturers

Rural Services is operated by Colin Palmer who has over 50 years of experience in providing advice on the use of pesticides, training and product development.

Pesticide Qualifications:

  • BAA ll
  • BASIS Agronomy
  • BASIS Professional Register (No. R/0/342/B/2)
  • City & Guilds Operator Certification PA1, PA2 & PA6.