This is a friendly reminder that the County’s annual weed inspection program to prevent the spread of noxious and prohibited noxious weeds is still underway. Ag Services crews plan to inspect properties in the Nakamun Lake Estates and Lakeview Place areas in the days ahead.
Inspection crews will exercise extreme care when entering fields to minimize any potential spread of crop issues from field to field. Precautions include the use of disposable boots and/or disinfection with a bleach solution prior to entering any field.
The County has revamped its legacy weed inspection program in an effort to better track and control weed spread. Some residents will have received notifications that inspections will be occurring on their properties; if you are an area producer you will likely receive this notice as well.
Through this revamped program, Ag Services seeks to get a head start on some weeds that are harder to control, such as Orange Hawkweed. Desired outcomes of these inspections include educating landowners, encouraging early weed control, and creating a thorough, accurate weed database. By achieving these goals,weed control becomes less expensive and more manageable for all parties. For more information on the County's weed inspection program, please call Stacy Berry at 780.785.3411 or email sberry (@) lsac.ca. For landowners who wish to be present during an inspection, we will be happy to schedule an appointment.
About the Weed Inspection Program
Each year, the County's Agricultural Services department inspects fields for different types of noxious weeds and plants that are prohibited in Alberta. Click Here to review Alberta's prohibited noxious weeds and plants.
Under Alberta's Weed Control Act, municipalities and their residents must control (prevent the spread) and eradicate noxious and prohibited noxious weeds. These weeds are either detrimental to livestock or sensitive areas, or are incredibly invasive and will out-compete native plants. Click Here to review the Weed Control Act.