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2021 Strychnine Program

8 March 2021

The sale of 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (LSC) for the control of Richardson’s Ground Squirrels (RGS’s) is approved for the 2021 season. Starland County is participating in this program and will have 2% LSC available to qualifying farmers from March 26th until June 30th. The abbreviated details of the program are as follows:

  • The product is only available to Agricultural Producers in Starland County
  • Each producer is restricted to 2 cases (48 bottles) of Strychnine per purchase and the minimum purchase is 6 bottles
  • The purchaser must sign a document that states:
    a) they have a severe infestation as defined by AB Agriculture and Food,
    b) they will use 2% LSC only for control of the RGS’s,
    c) they will not sell or give away any 2% LSC,
  • Provincial Pest Inspectors may inspect your property to ensure that you are complying with all the label directions and conditions of use and registration.
  • Any non-target poisonings must be reported and the product cannot be used on any quarter which has burrowing owls or any other species at risk.
  • Violation of any of the outlined terms and conditions will result in the purchaser forfeiting the right to any further purchases of strychnine and could result in a fine of no less than $1500.00

Cost of the product is $312.00 per case or $13.00 per bottle


For further information or to book your product please contact Alan Hampton

Agricultural Fieldman Starland County 403-772-3793

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