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Smoke from burning crop residues affects people's health, road safety and the environment. Manitoba's smoke management plan encourages practical and responsible ways of dealing with crop residue.
If you must burn, you must adhere to Manitoba's Controlled Crop Residue Burning Program (PDF 192 KB)
The Manitoba Controlled Crop Residue Burning Program is in place from August 1, 2016 to November 15, 2016. Based on wearther conditions, start and end times for burning will be established.
In addition to the Manitoba Controlled Crop Residue Burning Program check and follow all other provincial and local burning requirements.
For the rest of the province, Daily Authorizations are made by 11:00 A.M. On some days, burning will be authorized only by permit.
Application for permit to burn crop residue (PDF 456 KB)
Completed applications can be:
For more information about Manitoba Controlled Crop Residue Burning Program call 204-745-5646.
Open fires are prohibited from April 1 to Nov. 15 annually, except under a burning permit or in enclosed approved firepots such as grated campfire pits in provincial campsites.
Land within the Burning Permit Area requries a permit from Manitoba Sustaiable Development.
Burning of Crop Residue and Non-Crop Herbage (Regulation 77/93) (PDF 129KB) was enacted in 1993 to deal with the legal aspects of crop residue burning.