Foxtail Be Gone Guide


The City is pleased to introduce a new guide, Foxtail Be Gone, which contains prevention and control techniques for foxtail barley (foxtail).

Foxtail, a type of native perennial grass designated as a nuisance weed under the Province of Saskatchewan’s Weed Control Act, 2010, has proliferated within Saskatoon city limits in recent years, with varying concentrations found in parks and open spaces, as well as in partially developed and un-serviced land holdings.

The City is actively managing current problem areas while taking a proactive approach to minimize the future occurrence of foxtail. This includes creating awareness and educating developers and landowners on the foxtail issues in Saskatoon and sharing viable prevention and control techniques.

Developers and landowners are encouraged to read the Foxtail Be Gone guide available at The guide includes information on:

  • What foxtail is
  • Issues caused by foxtail
  • Control techniques for foxtail (i.e., mowing, cover crops, tillage, herbicides)
  • Process for monitoring and enforcing weeds based on the Weed Control Act, 2010 and municipal bylaws, including the role of the weed inspector
  • Additional supports and resources available to combat nuisance weeds like foxtail, as well as noxious and prohibited weeds

For more information and to download a copy of the guide, visit

If you would like to report a weed complaint, contact Customer Care by emailing [email protected] or call 306-975-3300.