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Weed Control

Weed Control and Spraying

The County of St. Paul # 19 is dedicated to reducing the establishment and spread of noxious and nuisance weeds. To accomplish this the county does many activities to help keep this program working. During the year, inspectors will be looking for noxious weeds. Typically, the County responds to public reports or concerns about weeds and then the County investigates these.

To make a report, please call the County public works office at 780-645-3006.
 
Road Side Spray Program and No-Spray Agreements

During the summer months the ASB staff is kept busy by spraying around 500 roadside miles annually. This control method is used to stop the establishment of such weeds as Common Tansy, ox-eyed daisy, Fusarium, field Scabious, toad flax, Scentless chamomile and Canada or sow Thistle. Brush is also sprayed to slow down encroachment on roadsides.

No Spray Agreements
The County does recognize that not all producers use herbicide on their farm or acreage. The County does offer a No-Spray Agreement.

A No–Spray Agreement is to be signed annually and is only in affect until July 1st annually to control the weeds to the satisfaction of the ASB staff. It is up to the landowner to contact the ASB staff if they would like an extension past the 1st of July.

If your property is mowed and visibly taken care of, the County will not spray it.

Road Side Mowing Program

The County has several mowers that mow certain roads and subdivisions in the County. We expand our list of which roads and subdivisions are mowed each year.