Hoary Allysum

Res #: 13-03M
Number: 13
Year: 2003
Midterm: Yes
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No

Resolution No. 13-03M

WHEREAS, The Noxious Weeds Act, 1984 includes provisions for the control and destruction of noxious weeds injurious to agriculture, and weeds designated as noxious are within the regulatory provision of The Noxious Weeds Act, 1984; and

WHEREAS, a new weed, identified as Hoary Allysum (Berteroa incana) has proven to be very quick to spread, difficult to control and injurious to hay crops;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Saskatchewan Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization be lobbied to add Hoary Allysum (Berteroa incana) to the Noxious Weed Designation Regulations, thereby assisting with the control and destruction of this highly invasive weed in Saskatchewan.

Response From Honourable Clay Serby, Minister of Saskatchewan Agriculture, Food & Rural Revitalization:

Currently, Hoary Allysum is confined to limited areas of the province, primarily in the Prince Albert and Regina/White City areas. Although there are no registered controls, information on control measures is available for several cultural and chemical controls. As Hoary Allysum can be an invasive plant in certain environments, SAFRR appreciates the fact that it is best to prevent its spread now, rather than waiting until it is widespread. The Noxious Weeds Designation Regulations, 1999, lists the designated noxious weeds in the province, and is updated periodically. At that time, a public consultation will be undertaken to determine which weeds should be added or deleted. Hoary Allysum will be included in the stakeholder consultation as one of the weeds proposed for addition to the regulations.