WINNIPEG- Beginning this Monday, Manitoba farmers will need to be granted permission before they can burn their crop residues.
The province issued a reminder today that the controlled burning period will last from August 1-November 15.
Permission depends on weather conditions and how the smoke spreads in the air. Time of day restrictions could also apply.
The controlled burning program was introduced to protect public health and safety.
Some farmers are using other methods to deal with stubble, straw, and other scraps, such as chopping and spreading the straw.
Burning at night remains banned year round.