Roadside Spraying

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Purpose of Roadside Spraying

In agricultural areas we are required to keep roadsides free of undesirable weeds.

One of the ways the Roads Department manages roadside vegetation is by mowing. We attempt to mow all our unmaintained ditches from shoulder to the fence line (depending on steepness of the ditch and weather conditions) once a year. Mowing begins in May/June and finishes in October. Unfortunately, mowing is the wrong thing to do for certain weeds.

The Roads Department uses selective herbicides in order to help control the growth of undesirable vegetation. The contractor performing the work is licensed to apply herbicides and sprays very specific areas throughout the South Glengarry road system.

No Spray Signs

If you do not want the ditches in front of your property to be sprayed, landowners must post ‘no spray' signs at the start and finish of the property. The signs must be at least 1 foot by 2 feet in size and be easy to read from the shoulder of the road (about 3 feet from the edge of the gravel shoulder). Spraying is not planned if you mow the ditch in front of your property on a regular basis (if the roadside ditch is maintained similar to your front lawn).

Spraying is planned to occur from the edge of the gravel shoulder to approximately 1 metre from the fence line.

Public Notice of Pesticide Use - May 2022

The Township of South Glengarry intends to utilize Wagar and Corput Weed Control Inc. to control weeds along the following rural roadsides:

  • All rural municipal roads North of the 401 and east of SDG 34 within the boundaries of the Township of South Glengarry.

The contractor will be using the following pesticides registered under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada):

  • Clearview Herbicide, containing active ingredients Aminopyralid, present as potassium salt, Metsulfuron-methyl, (Reg. #29752).
  • Gateway Adjuvant, containing active ingredients Paraffinic Oil, Alkoxylated alcohol non-ionic sufactants emulsifiable concentrate, (Reg. #31470)

This work is being done under the Public Works exception to the cosmetic pesticides ban for the promotion of health and safety. The work will commence on June 1, 2022 (weather permitting) and will end July 15, 2022.

For further information, contact:

  • Wagar and Corput Weed Control Inc. - 613-938-2117 (collect calls accepted) OR
  • The United Counties of SDG - 1-800-267-7158 OR
  • The Township of South Glengarry - 613-347-1166

Please contact the Township if you require more detailed information regarding our program - including additional information on how to post "no spray" signage in front of your property. 

Important Links

2022 Public Notice of Roadside Spraying

2022 Map of Roads to be Sprayed

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