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Schedule of noxious weeds: Changes effective January 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, amendments to the Schedule of Noxious Weeds, a regulation under the Weed Control Act, added nine weeds that are prohibited from growing where they will negatively affect agricultural land, crops or livestock.

The added weeds are:

  • common crupina
  • serrated tussock
  • wild chervil
  • jointed goatgrass
  • smooth bedstraw
  • wild parsnip
  • kudzu
  • tansy ragwort
  • woolly cupgrass

In addition, nine weeds have been removed. The weeds have been removed because they are no longer considered significant threats to agriculture and can be managed through modern management practices. These changes will help support pollinators.

The removed weeds are:

  • black-seeded proso millet
  • nodding thistle spp.
  • tuberous vetchling
  • goat’s beard spp.
  • Russian thistle
  • yellow rocket
  • Johnson grass
  • scotch thistle
  • wild carrot

About the Schedule of Noxious Weeds

The Schedule of Noxious Weeds identifies weeds that can seriously damage agricultural land, crops or livestock. If these weeds are growing in a location that negatively impacts agriculture or horticulture, then they must be destroyed. If you feel that your agricultural or horticultural land is being negatively impacted by noxious weeds, contact your local Weed Inspector.Contact Us

Learn more about the changes, the Schedule and weed management options at: 1-877-424-1300If you have any questions about the changes, please do not hesitate to contact me at mike.cowbrough@ontario.ca or 519-826-4120 ext. 52580.


January 23, 2015
By Top Crop Manager

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