• Weed Page

    My name is Kandra Forbes and I worked with Eagle Creek Watershed Group from July-March on projects such as Invasive Weed and Water Quality Awareness.

    I have been worked with weed inspectors in the watershed to help identify what their problem weeds are and helped them map the spots they spray. I also worked with weed inspectors and producers to help identify new weeds that they may not be familiar with and help make sure those weeds aren’t in the Weed Act.

    Underneath here you will find resources as well as some examples of weeds you may see in this area.

    Feel free to check out IMap Invasives to get an idea of what weeds are a problem in certain areas of the province.

Prohibited, noxious and nuisance weeds:

   

Weeds what are they?

Do you have a weed and have no idea what it is? Feel free to send a picture message to either Glenn ( 1-306-831-6009 ) or bring it to the office >>>

Weeds of concern in our watershed:

Japanese Brome.

Why? Displaces native vegetation, reduces crop yields, increases risks of wildfire, awns can cause injury to grazing livestock.

Downy Brome.

Why? Displaces native vegetation, reduces crop yields, increases risks of wildfire, awns can cause injury to grazing livestock.

Common Tansy

Why? Chokes out other vegetation, although livestock avoid it, if consumed it can have toxic effects.

Leafy spurge or green spurge.

Why? Chokes out vegetation, can be toxic to livestock.

Toadflax.

Why? Chokes out other vegetation. Can be slightly toxic. Dalmation and yellow toadflax can hybridize.

Knapweed

Why? Chokes out vegetation and is avoided by livestock.

Why? Crowds out other vegetation.

Absinthe.

Why? Competes with other vegetation, taints hay. This picture shows plants that are somewhat related. Pasture Sage is on the left. Biennial Wormwood is in the centre and Absinthe is on the right. Absinthe is grey, scented and has rounded leaf tips whereas biennial wormwood is a much deeper green, has pointy leaf tips and does not stink.

Dame's Rocket.

Why? Crowds out native vegetation. Releases large amount of seed. Decreases riparian health.

Field Bindweed.

Why? Chokes out other vegetation and makes harvesting crops and forages difficult.

Scentless Chamomile.

Why? Chokes out native vegetation.

Blueweed.

Why? Could easily invade grass stands and hay fields.