Weed Control – Nuisance Category

Res #: 18-09A
Number: 18
Year: 2009
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

WHEREAS the revised proposal to amend The Noxious Weed Act, 1984 intends to remove several plants previously designated as noxious weeds from any category; and 

WHEREAS a weed may be defined as any undesirable plant that interferes with or inhibits the growth of a crop or desirable plants; and 

WHEREAS the controlled growth and spread of these plants can affect the development and costs associated with crop production on adjacent properties; 

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM strongly recommend all of these previously designated weeds be listed in the nuisance category of the proposed revisions to The Noxious Weed Act, 1984.

Response from Honourable Bob Bjornerud, Minister of Agriculture:

The Ministry of Agriculture is aware that a major revision of The Noxious Weeds Act as well as The Noxious Weeds Designation Regulations and The Noxious Weeds Regulations is necessary. Consultations are being conducted to seek the input from a wide range of industry stakeholders regarding the proposed changes and how these changes are expected to address past concerns.  

I appreciate all stakeholder comments regarding proposed changes to The Noxious Weeds Act. These resolutions will be taken into consideration when revising the Act.