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Weed Controlling Spraying on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Corridors

Weed spraying along RR tracks late May 2014

posted April 16, 2014 11:10 AM

WI & Southern Railroad officials say late May is a tentative time frame for weed spraying along RR tracks in Madison, but no firm date set. Sign up to be notified of upcoming spray applications at

About Weed Control spraying on railroad property

The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad conducts weed and brush control spraying along the tracks two times a year, generally in spring and fall.  The application is performed by the railroad company to control weeds, promote effective drainage, improve safety for railroad workers and protect and extend the life of the railroad. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about weed spraying?  The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad has prepared a FAQ Sheet