Edmonton battling dandelions this season

According to the Global News in Canada, the city of Edmonton says it’s getting a head start on its battle with dandelions this season.

Iron chelate has already been applied to on some of Edmonton’s 1,465 sports fields, with up to 20 fields being treated daily.

The city said the first round of application of the herbicide will be competed in 2-3 weeks. “We’ve taken significant steps to strengthen our turf maintenance program this year, including the targeted use of iron chelate on sports fields to make them safer and more playable, as well as increased mowing on parkland,” open space operations general supervisor Travis Kennedy said.

Last December, city council agreed to spend $3 million more on turf maintenance for its sports fields: an extra $1 million to bring back the iron chelate and $2 million on mowing more often.

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