The Nature Conservancy of Canada has come out with a list of the country’s Canada’s top 10 invasive plants.
Saskatchewan happens to be home to six of the plants on the list.
Cameron Wood is a Program Director with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Wood says there are a few in particular that can be particular devastating.
“The worst offenders in the province are things like Leafy Spurge and Canada Thistle,” Wood said. “So for producers, it will kind of get into their crops. It will affect quality. It will affect yield, production and that sortof thing.”
Wood says they can also affect livestock by taking over pasture land, but also some plants have dangerous chemical compounds for cattle and other animals.