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July 02, 2020
Public Notice - Pesticide Use For Invasive Plant Species (Phragmites) Control Program

Oxford County will be applying pesticide along roadsides in the Townships of Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock, Norwich, South-West Oxford and Zorra, Town of Tillsonburg, Town of Ingersoll and City of Woodstock with Roundup WeatherMAX with Transorb 2 Technology Liquid Herbicide (active ingredient—Glyphosate) Registration No. 27487 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) to control Phragmites, an invasive plant species, under the health and safety exception that affects Public Works.

Pesticide application will take place on the following Oxford County rural roads: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, 37, 46, 47, 51, 59 and 119, and local rural roads:

Township of Blandford Blenheim rural roads: Township Roads 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, King Road and Gobles Road.

Township of South-west Oxford rural roads: Church Line and Mount Elgin Road.

Town of Tillsonburg rural roads: Highway 3, Clearview Drive, Old Vienna Road, Simcoe Street, Harvest Lane, Sanders Crescent and Quarter Town Line Road.

Pesticide application is scheduled to begin on July 15 and is scheduled to end on September 24, 2020.

The commencement date is approximate and is weather permitting. Additional information regarding the Phragmites control program is available on the Oxford County website at

Oxford County Public Works
519-539-9800 or 1-866-537-7778 (toll-free) | ext. 3099
Randie Wright
Divisional Assistant


Green Stream Lawn & Vegetation Management Inc.
905-510-1229 (collect calls are accepted)
Steve Ford , General Manager

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