The ASB performs brushing services on county roads according to priority and budget. All regrowth the following season is controlled with a systemic herbicide.
The ASB conducts weed inspections on private property in the county and may take enforcement action where necessary in order to prevent spread to neighbouring land. The department is also responsible for weed control on our local roads and public land and provide weed control services on private land for priority weed such as Toadflax, Tansy and Scentless Chamomile.
Livestock Identification Program
The ASB provides a Livestock Age Verification program where producers can bring their calving and tag information to the Agricultural Fieldman’s office and enter the data on the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency database.
Pest Control Program
We have identified the following pests as priorities for monitoring:
- Bertha Army worms
- lygus bugs
- cabbage seed pod weevil
- fusarium head blight
- Clubroot of Canola disease
The ASB conducts surveys for the above pests and posts all data from these surveys on the Alberta Pest Monitoring Network.
The ASB provides blasting services for the removal of beaver dams in streams and rivers in an effort to prevent flooding of agricultural land and protect municipal infrastructure.