Weed Control Partnership Program
The MD has developed a Weed Control Partnership Program for the destruction of prohibited noxious weeds and the control of noxious weeds on rangeland, pasture land, hay land, fence lines, rough turf and other non-crop areas. The MD partners with landholders to provide extension on weed control measures and will further provide a rebate to landowners who destroy prohibited noxious weeds and control noxious weeds and on their permanent cover lands.
For more information about the Weed Control Partnership Program, rebates, and herbicide purchases, please call Agricultural Services at 780.681.3929 or toll-free at 1.866.681.3929.
The MD Agricultural Service Board has the necessary equipment, specialized herbicides and certified applicators to remove noxious weeds from infested lands.
Please call Agricultural Services at 780.681.3929 or toll-free at 1.866.681.3929 to make arrangements for a spraying estimate.
The custom spraying service is limited to the following:
- Agricultural land only (ex: fencelines pastures & crop land)
- Noxious weeds only (ie: Tansy, Tall Buttercup, Canada Thistle, etc.)
- Spot applications of ¼ acre or smaller only
- Must sign a "Permission to Enter Upon Lands to Control Vegetation" agreement
- $50/hour labor plus herbicide at cost with a minimum $50 charge applied.
Integrated Pest Management
The use of herbicides, mowing, and weed picking to manage agricultural pests. Lesser Slave River employs two weed inspectors who conduct random inspections and investigate complaints. Weed inspectors have the authority to enter private property without landowner permission in order to conduct inspections.
Roadside Spraying: The Municipal District conducts its Vegetation Management Program on municipally-owned road allowances for the destruction of prohibited noxious weeds, the control of noxious weeds and the control of woody species by application of herbicides from June through to October.
Any landholder that does not want herbicide treatment on the municipally owned road allowance(s) that are located adjacent to their property, can enter into an “Exemption from Municipal Road Allowance Herbicide Application Agreement”. Once entered into the agreement, the landholder assumes the responsibility of prohibited noxious and noxious weed control and woody species control on the road allowance.
Weed Inspections: Each municipality is required by provincial statutes or municipal by-laws to enforce the control of noxious and prohibited noxious weeds within their boundaries. The MD of Lesser Slave River No. 124 hires two weed inspectors and a licensed herbicide applicator to control the weed populations throughout the municipality. During the summer, weed inspectors patrol the municipality ensuring that landowners are effectively controlling weeds on the property. Those that do not comply with the Weed Control Act (Link) within the specified time will be issued a notification letter. If landowners do not comply with the Weed Control Act within the specified time, Agriculture Services may take action at the cost of the landowner.
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