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April 2017
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Public Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Service Board of the County of Newell intends to conduct pesticide control and mowing activities during the spring and summer of 2017.

The County’s Roadside Vegetation Control Program is aimed at meeting five objectives:

  1. Allow clear sight lines to signs and intersections;
  2. Reduce snow accumulation;
  3. Promote road drainage and drying;
  4. Facilitate snow removal;
  5. Control weeds (Prevent spread)

The program outlined below deals with vegetation control through the application of recommended vegetation control chemicals. The County also uses protective cultural practices to control weeds, where practical, which also includes mowing.

The 2017 Program deals with controlling weeds on County rights-of-way, County-owned land as well as work within the Town of Bassano, and the City of Brooks. The projected dates of pesticide application will be May 15th to October 15th. The herbicides to be used include:

  • 2, 4D Ester LV700
  • 2, 4D Amine 600
  • Oracle, RT 540
  • Lontrel 36
  • Garlon XRT
  • Turboprop or Estaprop
  • Milestone
  • Clearview
  • Sightline
  • Esplanade
  • Overdrive
  • Par III.

This year, spray efforts will be focussed South of Highway #1, but spot spraying on an “as needed basis” will be done North of the #1 Highway. In addition, spraying may be completed for noxious and prohibited noxious weeds along the Bow River.

Any residents who DO NOT wish to have areas sprayed adjacent to their land must fill out a NO-SPRAY Application Form BY MAY 15th and post signs. These are available at the County of Newell office.

All pesticides and procedures used, comply with Federally approved label recommendations and regulations set out by Alberta Agriculture, Food & Rural Development, and Alberta Environmental Protection.

The 2017 Roadside Mowing Program will begin June 12th and will include all developed County rights-of-ways. Anyone wishing to hay a portion of the right-of-way must fill out a Haying Permit by June 1, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns about the County’s Vegetation Control Program, please contact the Director of Agricultural Services at 403-794-2336.

County of Newell, Agricultural Service Board.