UPDATE: Strychnine currently SOLD OUT

***(APRIL 22, 2020 - LACOMBE COUNTY IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT OF STRYCHNINE AT THIS TIME)***

Lacombe County in partnership with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be selling 2% Liquid Strychnine for the control of Richardson Ground Squirrels.

Producers can purchase the product on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. by calling 403-782-6601 or 403-782-8959. There is a minimum purchase of 6 bottles/customer (and a maximum purchase of 2 cases, 24 bottles/case). Each bottle costs $12.00 (and a case is $288 / 24 bottles)

pdf Strychnine Sales 2020 (184 KB)

Purchase Procedure
Arrange for payment PRIOR TO Thursdays (sale day) by calling the office.
Producers must attend a mandatory 10-minute training session held on sale days. Training session only needs to be attended once for purchase product during the 2020 season.

Information required for purchase:
- Producer’s name
- Home quarter legal land description
- Mailing address
- Treatment area legal land description
- Phone number
- Farm size (acres)

2% LSC Program Rules
2% LSC will be made available to qualified agriculture producers who have an economically significant population of Richardson Ground Squirrels (defined as 1 hole per 4 meters walking for 100 metres or 20% crop damage in a 100-metre strip of cropland.

Agriculture producer must sign a waiver form agreeing to use 2% LSC as outlined in the terms and conditions of the registration.

For more information, please call 403-782-8959.