Grasshopper Spraying Program

This year, 2015, the Municipal District of Bonnyville will be implementing the Grasshopper Roadside (Right-of-Way) Spraying Program within the Municipal District of Bonnyville. This program is contingent upon the following terms:

  • The producer must be applying insecticides for the purpose of grasshopper control on fields under his/her management and will include the portion of the roadside allowances adjacent to these fields.
  • The Municipal District of Bonnyville prefers the spraying be done by custom applicators with high clearance sprayers or by aerial application in which the applicator's liability insurance has a minimum of $2,000,000 liability coverage and includes chemical drift liability.
  • The M.D. of Bonnyville will pay $70 per ½ mile for the high clearance spraying on the adjacent roadside ditch of the sprayed field (or)
  • The M.D. of Bonnyville will pay $100 per ½ mile for aerial spraying on both sides of road adjacent to the field.
  • Payments will be made to the custom applicator once the invoice has been submitted to the Municipal District of Bonnyville when the spraying is complete.

For Producers wanting to participate or if you have any questions, please contact the Agricultural Service Department at 780-826-3951.