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State Asks For Idahoan’s Help In Battling Rush Skeletonweed

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

Idaho noxious weed experts have placed Rush skeletonweed near the top of their list of priorityweeds to eradicate and are asking Idahoans for their help in attacking this highly invasive weed that has infested more than a million acres of Idaho’s land.

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Squarrose Knapweed discovered outside of Mountain Home

Squarrose Knapweed is on the Early Detection/Rapid Response List for the State of Idaho, and was most recently found in southern Idaho.

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2016 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 $25 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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Bio Control with the Nez Perce Bio Control Center

Biological control is the intentional use of a living organism to reduce the population of an undesirable pest. The types of biological agents used to control noxious weeds include: Insects, Diseases and Vertebrates, such as goats, sheep and cows.

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