Snowmobiles, Quads and Unharvested Crops

  From the Feb 6, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
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 Snowmobile and quad users are being reminded about the dangers of riding on unharvested crops.

“Because of the poor conditions last fall, there are a lot of unharvested crops still in the fields,” says Neil Blue, provincial crop market analyst, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “It’s important that quad and snowmobile operators stay clear of these.”

Riding across unharvested fields is not a good idea for at least two reasons, says Blue.

“Doing so can damage the crop that may yet be harvested. Also, an unharvested crop can pose a significant barrier to quads and snowmobiles, and to trying to cross such a crop can result in damage to both machine and rider.”

Blue says it’s important to always ask permission before entering upon or riding across lands under producer control, whether owned or rented.

“Not only is it a significant safety issue, it’s also a question of respect. You should always ask permission or else stick to riding on designated snowmobile or quad trails.”

For more information, call the Alberta Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276).

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This information published to the web on January 27, 2017.