Phragmites Control Program:
Phragmites: Please view our Brochure for information concerning Phragmites.  We have also posted information from the following sources...........

2017 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program: The St. Clair County Road Commission will begin its 2017 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program on or after August 16, 2017.  Program completion, subject to weather and/or operational factors, is expected by October 1, 2017.

The Daltons, Inc., with offices at 8857 North Syracuse-Weebster Road, Syracuse, Indiana, is under contract to the St. Clair County Road Commission to perform phragmites control services in the road right-of-way on designated county roads in St. Clair County.  The method of application will be land applied by truck mounted spray units.

The Road Commission Phragmites Control Program will involve the application of herbicides to phragmites.  The Program will be implemented to improve visibility and safety for the vehicular traffic and/or pedestrians that use the county roads under the Road Commission's jurisdiction. 

The specific herbicide and specialty products utilized in this treatment will be as follows:


Glyphosate 5.4

  1 gallons   mix per 100 gallons of water
Imazapyr 4 SL   1 gallons   mix per 100 gallons of water
Non-ionic Surfactant 1 gallon mix per 100 gallons of water
Dye Amount of necessary to determine coverage

This Advance Notice and information is being supplied in accordance with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Regulation No. 637 Pre-Notification Requirement.

If a property owner prefers their property not be included for treatment, they must complete an application form for a "No Treatment Zone" permit from the Road Commission no later than August 2, 2017.  As a condition of approval of this application, the property owner must agree to properly clear the road right-of-way abutting the subject property of phragmites and brush.  Signs supplied by the Road Commission must be in place by August 9, 2017.  Posted areas will be omitted from the Program only if the area is clear of phragmites and brush at the time of inspection by the Contractor and/or Road Commission personnel.

Technical information concerning this application may be requested by calling The Daltons, Inc., at 1-574-267-7511.  Administrative and operational information may be obtained from the St. Clair County Road Operations Department at 1-810-388-4025.

Kirk D. Weston, Managing Director
The Times Herald
Publish June 14, 2017



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