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The City of Prince George follows an integrated Pest Management Plan approach to the control of weeds.  The primary approach in integrated pest management is prevention of weeds.  Maintenance, irrigation, plant selection and healthy turf are the first lines of defence against weeds.  Once weeds are identified, integrated pest management promotes utilizing the best strategy to address the problem.  

 

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Treatment for weeds begins with mechanical control such as frequent mowing & trimming and then the process through other options up to the use of herbicide when necessary. When herbicide application is required, much of the herbicide spraying is done at night, between the hours of 8:00 pm and 5:00 am. Signage identifying the use of herbicides at public facilities is put into place 24 hours before spraying and left in place at least 48 hours after the spraying. We are maintaning a 250 metre "no spray" zone around city wells, much wider than the legal and suggested "no spray zones" of 30 metres. We do not broadcast spray herbicides. Herbicides are applied directly on each weed through a handheld sprayer in a backpack.
The City of Prince George is actively exploring options to reduce the use of herbicides in weed control. Our past season successes are reviewed and improvements for reducing the use of herbicides and improving weed control, using the latest technology, are incorporated into the program annually. For more information, pleast contact the City of Prince George at (250) 561-7600.

 

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