Weed Control on Organic Farmland
Res #: 31-18M
Responses Received: No
Departments: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
WHEREAS prohibited, noxious and nuisance weeds are a very big concern for farmers and RMs;
WHEREAS many RMs spend a lot of money each year to control the spread of these weeds by hiring weed inspectors and spraying; and
WHEREAS there are issues with these weeds being more prevalent on organic farmland;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to ensure that organic certification bodies do not allow farmers certified as organic to have prohibited, noxious and nuisance weeds to growing on their land.