Western Goats Beard/ Yellow Salsify

Res #: 25-22M
Number: 25
Year: 2022
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

WHEREAS ratepayers have expressed concerns that the Western Goat Beard/Yellow Salsify spreads and seeds all summer.

WHEREAS hand pulling or cutting via mower still leads to the spreading of seeds.

WHEREAS spraying a pasture with 2-4D leads to a period of approximately 40 days before cattle can return to the pasture.

WHEREAS Western Goat Beard/Yellow Salsify is classified as a noxious weed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.

WHEREAS declaring the Western Goat Beard/Yellow Salsify as a noxious weed would give the Weed Inspectors more clout to minimize the impact or harm that it produces.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Agriculture to declare Western Goats Beard/Yellow Salsify as a noxious weed.