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February 2, 2015 - Weed of the Week with Jeffery Pettingill

Twin Falls County Weed Control Lead Michael Ottley and Roger Batt of the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign look at Purple Starthistle

Madwort, also known as Catchweed is a nasty little European invader which produces a small blue to violet flower that will form pointed and somewhat flat seed heads with 4 barbed nutlets (very similar to Houndstongue).

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November 2014 - Weed Free Forage/Straw

Visit our listing of Idaho growers of weed free forage and straw. Newly updated in November 2014.

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October 8, 2014 - Hunting Season Can Spread Noxious Weeds

The start of hunting seasons prompts state weed officials to warn against the dangers of spreading noxious weeds.

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September 15, 2014 - Purple Starthistle Panorama and Video

Recently added to the Early Detection/Rapid Response List for the State of Idaho, this plant was most recently found near the Nevada border in Twin Falls County. Purple Starthistle is one of the most aggressive invaders to be introduced.

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June 26, 2014 - Weed Control featuring POISON HEMLOCK

State noxious weed officials are cautioning Idahoans to be on the lookout for poison hemlock, a dangerous noxious weed that can be fatal to all classes of livestock, that is typically seen in full growth around the state during this time of year.

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May 19-23, 2014 is Idaho Weed Awareness Week

Invasive noxious weeds are a serious threat to Idaho’s economy, ecology and agriculture and cause an estimated $300 million annually in damages. Despite typically spending about $20 million every year to battle noxious weeds, Idaho is losing thousands of acres annually to the 66 varieties of noxious weeds officials have identified across the state.

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May 2014 - Weed Control featuring HOARY CRESS (Whitetop)

Whitetop is a perennial plant is the first noxious weed that we attack in the spring. Right now it is starting to bolt and in about three weeks you will be able to see the formation of the white buds. Since it occurs early and develops very thick canopies, it does a great job of choking out desirable plants and the diverse root system allows the plant to absorb most of the water and nutrients.

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