Strychnine now available for Richardson Ground Squirrel control

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. at the Lacombe County Administration Office. There is a minimum purchase of 6 bottles/customer, and each bottle costs $10.50.

Purchase Procedure
All sales handled at Lacombe County Administration 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 2019 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.