The County's mandate is to protect the public from agricultural nuisances and pests, including Fusarium Graminearum, West Nile Virus, Fireblight, BSE, Grasshoppers, and more. If you have any questions about these, or other pests and diseases in the province, please contact the Agriculture department at 780-542-7779.
WEED PESTS & DISEASES
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Pesticide Toxicology ... 1-800-267-6315
Pollution Emergency Response Team ... 1-800-222-6514 (24 hrs)
Poison Control Centre ... 1-800-332-1414
Alberta Environment Regional Office ... 1-780-427-7617
Brazeau County Agriculture Department ... 780-542-7779
The Agriculture Department undertakes herbicide treatments each year for the purpose of weed and brush control. This treatment is throughout the municipality on County road allowances. Herbicide selection is based on weed species, present land use, and soil type. Spraying commences early in June. If any residents want to sign up for the No Spray Program, please contact the County office mid-May.
LIVESTOCK PESTS & DISEASES
The Agriculture Department works to provide the most up-to-date information on diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, and other livestock. The County also supports integrated pest management for Richardson Ground Squirrels. When it comes to controlling "gophers" there are several options, including cultural control, chemical control, and non-chemical control. For more information, call 780-542-7779.