Monthly Archives: February 2019

Herbicide Treatment of Norfolk’s Phragmites: An Update

Herbicide Treatment of Norfolk’s Phragmites: An Update
A Report on a Public Information Session — August 20, 2018 Written by Inga Hinnerichsen What's been done: After three years of treating phragmites in Rondeau Provincial Park, Long Point Bay nearshore, Crown Marsh, Turkey Point Marsh plus adjacent areas, the results are very encouraging. Only small pockets of phragmites remain, as well as some re-growth where it was missed. Any areas treated will require "mop-up" work. Norfolk County is on board and is eradicating phragmites in the ditches along public roads. In a Simcoe Reformer article of July 28, 2018, Toby Barrett, MPP, indicated that “One only need stop at the Joe Csubak lookout on the Front Road in Norfolk to see the effectiveness of spraying. Where there used to be a sea of phragmites, there is now open water, native marsh vegetation and broad areas of the dead invasive.” Mr.…
continue reading