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Notice to Farmers: 2019 Strychnine Program

28 March 2019

The sale of 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (LSC) for the control of Richardson’s Ground Squirrels (RGS’s) has been approved for the 2019 season.

Starland County is participating in this program and will have 2% LSC available to qualifying farmers from April 1st 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:
    • they have a severe infestation as defined by AB Agriculture and Food,
    • they will use 2% LSC only for control of the RGS’s
    • 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 $276.00 per case or $11.50 per bottle

For further information or to book your product please contact Alan Hampton or Dara Kudras at 772-3793