SDG’s Regional Roadside Weed Treatment Program begins
THE COUNTY, Ontario – As part of the region’s vegetation management program, the United Counties of SDG, and all the local municipalities will be spraying noxious weeds and treating vegetation at guiderails with approved herbicides.
The work is scheduled to start on Wednesday, May 13 and should be completed by July 13; however, the schedule and progress greatly depends on the weather conditions during this period.
“The program which will be undertaken targets unmaintained rural roadsides where the proliferation of these weeds can impact adjacent fields. The roads that have been selected for treatment are roads with the highest weed pressures,” said Benjamin de Haan, Director of Transportation and Planning Services.
Information about the program, how roads and guiderails will be treated, how to erect ‘no spray’ signs in front of your property and notify the County of your signs can be found at the link below.
- The main purpose of the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agriculture and horticulture.
- In 2020, the County will be treating approximately 560 kilometres of ditch.
- New this year, residents can digitally identify where they have installed ‘no-spray’ signs via the County’s website. Go to sdgcounties.ca/government/departments/transportation-and-planning/weed-spraying