The M.D. of Bonnyville finished with their clubroot inspections for 2019 and three additional fields were identified with the soil-borne disease south of Glendon, said Matt Janz, general manager of environmental and protective services.
During the yearly inspection of 330 canola, clubroot was found in the same fields as in year’s past, said Janz at Wednesday’s M.D. council meeting.
These fields will receive a pest notice that will restrict growing canola for the next three years.
The M.D. will look at the strain of clubroot and will try to mitigate the spread of the disease moving forward.
That way the M.D. can recommend the seed for farmers to purchase.
Goats used for vegetation
The M.D. will be using goats to control the grass getting too high in areas that are difficult to mow.
They hope that will improve water flow through the subdivisions, like Country Lane Estates, where goats were sent to graze the reserves and drainage ditches.