iMapInvasives is an on-line, GIS-based data management system used to assist citizen, scientists and natural resource professionals working to protect our natural resources from the threat of invasive species.
We encourage everyone to download the app to help keep this RM free of invasive species.
The objective of the Weed Management Program is to prevent the establishment of new Invasive Alien Plants (IAPs) and the containment and control of those that are now in the area. This is essential if the R.M. is to continue to use its land base to its fullest extent, whether it is for crop production, livestock production or recreation.
An introduced biennial that forms a rosette of leaves the first year, and large, stout flowering bolt with many branches the second year.
It prefers areas with moist fertile soils – riparian areas – and recent soil disturbance. Its prickly seed heads are designed for dispersal, readily attaching to whatever animal may brush past.
Common Burdock produces burrs which can entangle in the manes and tails of horses and the wool of sheep and can damage and de-value the wool of sheep. Heavily burred cattle can experience eye, nose or mouth injuries, are stressed, de-valued at market, and aid in the weed’s spread.
Brought from Europe over 100 years ago as an ornamental plant, yellow toadflax has escaped and has now become a serious problem to rangeland and mountain meadows all over North America.
This perennial plant makes seed, but reproduction is primarily by sprouting from its extensive, creeping root system (rhizomes) – 2-3 week old seedlings can produce creeping roots. The ability of this plant to form large colonies allows it to crowd out other vegetation.
Yellow toadflax is easily confused with leafy spurge before flowering, but toadflax stems do not contain the milky latex that spurge does.
Also known as common toadflax, butter-and-eggs, or spurred snapdragon
Scentless chamomile can behave as an annual, biennial, or sometimes a perennial, but reproduces by seed only. Plants are usually very bushy and have a fibrous root system.
It continually blooms, forms seed, and seeds germinate throughout the growing season: fall seedlings overwinter and are usually first to flower in spring.
This is not the chamomile used for tea as it is scentless.
A single, robust plant can occupy one full square meter and produce up to one million seeds. Scentless chamomile and oxeye daisy are often mistaken for each other as the flowers are nearly identical, but the leaves are very different. Both plants are weeds - there are no native white-flowered daisies in Saskatchewan. It can also be confused with stinking mayweed or pineapple weed, but the foliage of these two plants has an odor.
More information about this monitoring initiative is available online at:
Waterhemp: biology and control (Field Crop News: see section 3, Testing services to identify waterhemp and determine if herbicide resistant)
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) continues to administer the Plant Health Network (CAP-PHN) program aimed to provide a human capacity component to support rural municipalities (RM) and First Nations (FNB).
This program is fully funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement to a maximum for $715,000.
The purpose of the Plant Health Network is to establish human resources in each of SARM’s six Divisions to provide direct support, education, training to RMs, and their municipally appointed officers, as well as FNBs on how best to manage the agricultural crop pests and prohibited and noxious weeds that all landowners are required to manage under The Pest Control Act and The Weed Control Act in Saskatchewan.
Each SARM Division employs a full-time Plant Health Officer (PHO) who will develop, promote and implement best practices within their Division to proactively identify, monitor and assist in the control of invasive/emerging threats to plant bio-security in agriculture with the goal of developing more comprehensive and uniform control strategies across the Province.
Should you have any questions or concerns with Clubroot or noxious weeds, you may contact Katey Makohoniuk.
Our Plant Health officer is Katey Makohoniuk
* assist in creating & updating weed management plan
* coordinate biocontrol releases
* provide bylaws & policy templates
* support clubroot management and prevention efforts
* provide training & resources to Weed Inspectors & pest Control Officers
Aquatic invasive species are non-native animals or plants that are usually spread through the water, and from one waterbody to another, by attaching to watercraft, trailers and related aquatic equipment.
Saskatchewan monitors for aquatic invasive species and takes the following steps to prevent them from entering the province's lakes and water bodies.
Last update February 26, 2024 Copyright © 2019 RM of Nipawin No.487 - All Rights Reserved.
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