Lanark County eyes adopt-a-road program to combat noxious wild parsnip - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Hallie Cotnam, CBC News Ottawa, June 29, 2016

Workers in Lanark County, Ont., have been experimenting with some alternative methods to curb an infestation of noxious wild parsnip after some landowners raised concerns about spraying chemicals on their properties.

On Tuesday a crew of four county employees were busy digging up, weed-whacking and mowing wild parsnip stalks along one 50-metre stretch of rural roadside, and CBC Radio's Hallie Cotnam caught up with them for Ottawa Morning.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/wild-parsnip-spraying-alternatives-lanark-county-1.3657463