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Alberta farmers will once again have access to 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (2% LSC) for the 2017 season.If you require 2% LSC for control of Richardson Ground Squirrel (RGS), please pre-order your product to ensure supply. Baiting RGS is most effective in early spring when food supply is limited and before reproduction has occurred.Requirements for use of 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate: • Product can only be sold to bona fide farmers who have an infestation of Richardson’s Ground Squirrels. (Farm Fuel # required)• The farmer must have an “economically significant” population of RGS as defined by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry which is; 1 hole per 4 meters walking or 20% crop damage in a 100 meter strip adjacent to a pasture – or road allowance.• Farmers must sign a LSC agreement, and will be limited to 2 cases per person per purchase.Producers are required to attend a short training session on 2% Liquid Strychnine. This training will be completed in conjunction with product distribution on Friday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Producers are required to phone the Agriculture Department at the County to pre-order their Strychnine to ensure an adequate supply is available.• 1 case (24 bottles) of strychnine should treat approximately 1600 holes• Strychnine will only be sold in multiples of 6 bottles (1/4 case), up to a maximum of 2 cases per farmer per pick-up• Cost is $10/bottle, $60/quarter case, $240/caseDistribution of 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate will begin on Friday March 31, 2017 and conclude on June 23, 2017. To order, or if you have any questions please phone Agriculture Services at 403.342.8654