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June 26, 2014 - Weed Control featuring POISON HEMLOCK

Nina Eckburg, Kootenai County Weed Superintendent views a yard of Orange Hawkweed.

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.

VIEW THE PRESS RELEASE HERE

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.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THIS WEED



October 2013 - Weed Free Forage/Straw

Visit our listing of Idaho growers of weed free forage and straw. Newly updated in October 2013.

CLICK HERE



August 2013 - New Radio & TV Spots

One of the ways that the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign (IWAC) has been successful is by creating a Community Outreach Program.  This Program utilizes Television, Radio and Newspaper as its message medium and focuses on a central theme of Idaho's Most Wanted "Noxious Weeds." You can view and listen to a number of examples below.

VISIT OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH PAGE



July 2013 - Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is an emerged free-floating plant, which means that it floats above the water surface. The weed completely covers the water surface, thus choking out all other vegetation and creating great habitat for mosquitoes.

LEARN ABOUT THIS NEW ADDITION TO THE WEED CONTROL LIST



July 2013 - Weed Control featuring Rush skeletonweed

Rush skeletonweed is a perennial whose branched stems may be 4 feet tall and appear leafless. The lower 4 to 6 inches of the stems are covered with coarse brown hairs. The dandelion-like rosettes, that form in the fall, die as the plant ages. When the plant is cut or broken, it oozes a milky white latex sap. Rush skeletonweed was first reported in the U.S. near Spokane, Washington in 1938. It was found in Idaho and Oregon during the 1960's.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THIS WEED

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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