Invasive Plant Management and Control

There are two Invasive Plants programs that SARM administers on behalf of the provincial government.

Invasive Plant Management Program

The Invasive Plant Management Program is administered by SARM and contracted to invasive weed specialist Harvey Anderson to provide weed management support and education to rural municipalities.  Contact Harvey at harvey.anderson@gov.sk.ca for more information.

Invasive Plant Control Program (IPCP)

The Invasive Plant Control Program (IPCP) is intended to assist rural municipalities (RMs), private land owners and other stakeholders with costs incurred to undertake and coordinate the control of Prohibited Weeds under The Weed Control Act and specific Noxious Weeds identified as persistent and problematic invasive plants.   Only specific invasive plant species and corresponding registered herbicides are eligible to receive funding under this program.  The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is administering the IPCP on behalf of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and the Federal Government under Growing Forward 2

KEY COMPONENTS:

        NEW!!

KEY DATES:

  • July 2, 2015:
    • CWMA Agreement (if applicable)
    • 2015 Weed Management Plan (WMP)
    • 2015 Weed Inspector appointment
  • October 31, 2015:
    • Claim Forms and Invoices due

HIGHLIGHTS:

The 2015-16 Invasive Plant Control Program (IPCP) highlights include:

  • the program will again rebate 100% of approved herbicide costs for RMs/Other Stakeholders for the control of weeds, in any location – public or private, designated as Prohibited Weeds under The Weed Control Act.

 

  • additional Noxious Weeds  have been added to the list of eligible species and the herbicides approved for use on those species;
    • See a list of the approved herbicides and a complete list of Noxious Weeds eligible for the 2015-16 IPCP program on Schedule A.
      • a rebate of up to 100% of approved herbicide costs on public lands
      • a rebate of up to 50% of approved herbicide costs on private lands
    • Approved Noxious Weeds for 2015-16 include:
      • Absinthe
      • Black Henbane
      • Bladder Campion
      • Common Burdock
      • Common Tansy
      • Field Bindweed
      • Hoary Cress
      • Leafy Spurge
      • Oxeye Daisy
      • Russian Knapweed
      • Wild Parsnip
      • Yellow Toadflax
    • Be sure to refer to the 2015-16 IPCP Schedule A (REVISED June 2015) for a list of ALL approved herbicides for this program year.

KEY DATES:

  • a two-part Claim process with a July 2nd and October 31st deadline;
    • To participate in the 2015-16 IPCP, the following documents MUST be provided to SARM by the dates shown:
      • July 2, 2015
        • Copy of current Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Agreement
        • Copy of current Weed Management Plan (WMP)
        • Copy of letter appointing Weed Inspector for 2015
      • October 31, 2015:
        • Claim Forms  (fillable claim forms coming soon – watch your email – watch the SARM website!)
        • Copy of invoices for the purchase of herbicides used in this program year

Herbicide Application Records are once again available, free of charge, from the SARM Trading Department by contacting Amanda Kozak, Manager Trading Department, at 306-761-3722 or email akozak@sarm.ca

The use of iMapInvasives is encouraged for all of the weed species recording and reporting benefits it can provide, both now and in the future.  Visit www.imapinvasives.org/skimi/ to record data and generate the necessary information required for your weed management plans.

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at 306.761.3744 or aellert@sarm.ca.

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