Director of Agriculture and Utility Services
4105 – 51 Avenue (Shop)
Vegreville, AB T9C 1R6
The County of Minburn No. 27 contains 694,304 acres of land with approximately one half million acres cropped annually or seeded to tame forage. The balance is made up of both improved and unimproved pasture land and native bush. Grain and Cow/Calf production is the majority of our Agricultural Production.
Areas of Agricultural Service Board Responsibility included:
- Monitoring & Enforcement of Alberta Agricultural Pests Act
- Monitoring & Enforcement of Alberta Weed Control Act
- Provide Extension service from Provincial Department of Agriculture to Producers
- Perform weed & brush control on approximately 1400 miles of local roads
Federal Government Proposes to Stop Use of Strychnine for Richardson Ground Squirrel Control
Please see the information below in regards to Strychnine.
Health Canada is proposing to cancel the registration of Maxim 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate, and to require removal of ground squirrel use from the label of S.A.R.M Gopher Poison R.T.U. Strychnine is a registered pesticide used by growers to control ground squirrels. Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency is consulting Canadians on the proposal to cancel the use of strychnine for ground squirrel control due to effects on non-target animals. This review identified environmental concerns in the potential poisoning of non-target animals, including species at risk such as the swift fox and burrowing owl. There is concern mitigation measures would not be practical.
CONSULTATION ON STRYCHNINE – How to get involved