Public Notice of Pesticide Use



The Township of Howick intends to control noxious weeds along the following municipal roadsides through spot spraying where noxious weeds have been identified:

Huron-Bruce Road from Belmore Line to West Heritage St
Glenannon Road from Belmore Line to Toll Gate Line
Lakelet Road from Toll Gate Line to Fordwich Line
Salem Road from McIntosh Line to Howick-Minto Line
Forest Line from Salem Road to Huron-Bruce Road
Gorrie Line from Salem Road to Huron-Bruce Road
Toll Gate Line from Salem Road to Huron-Bruce Road
Malcolm Line from Salem Road to Huron-Bruce Road
Howick-Minto Townline from Harriston Road to Allan St W
Mud Lake Line from Salem Road to Huron-Bruce Road

All locations where herbicides will be applied are in rural areas along a highway in which the public has general right of access but the application does not include any area intended for pedestrian access nor areas where the public is invited to stop such as rest areas or picnic areas.

Noxious weeds identified along the right-of-way locations noted above will be spot sprayed using the herbicides:

  • ClearView Herbicide (Registration No. 29752) containing the active ingredients: Aminopyralid, present as potassium salt, and Metsulfron - methyl
  • Hasten NT Ultra Spray Adjuvant (Registration No. 31760) containing the active ingredients Methyl and ethyl oleate (Esterified vegetable oil)
  • Navius FLEX Herbicide (Registration No. 30922), containing the active ingredients: Metsulfuron - methyl and Aminocyclopyrachlor
  • Gateway Adjuvant (Registration No. 31470), containing the active ingredients: Paraffinic Oil and Alkoxylated alcohol non-ionic surfectants.  

Anyone not wishing to have the roadside adjacent to their property treated for noxious weeds should contact Dean Nicholson at Township of Howick 519-335-3208 ext. 5. 

Note:  It is the responsibility of the property owner requesting no spray to contact the person listed above each calendar year prior to the application of weed spray.  Property owners requesting no spray will be responsible for all noxious weeds on the road allowance adjacent to their property.

Commencing May 22, 2023 weather permitting and ending approximately June 30, 2023.

For information call: (Collect Calls Accepted)

Dean Nicholson
Howick Township
519-335-3208 Ext. 5
Collect calls will be accepted


Steve Ford
Green Stream