CONTROL NOXIOUS WEEDSThe Barnes County Weed Board would like to remind alllandowners that state law requires the control of noxious weeds. 4.1-47-0Control of noxious weeds1) Each person shall do all things necessary and proper to control the spread of noxious weeds2) No person may distribute, sell, or offer for sale within this state a noxious weedThe Barnes County Weed Board will be offering their cost share program for chemical at the 80/20 rate that we have in the past for control of noxious weeds on qualifying land. Dates on when chemical distribution days will be posted later in the springWHAT TO LOOK FORfemalePALMER AMARANTHWe want to stop this weed before it gets here! We encourage farmers to scoutnew conservation plantings for Palmer amaranth, a very aggressive weed thathas plagued cropland production in the South and Midwest. In lowa, Minnesota and other states, Palmer amaranth recently has been found in manycounties where native seed mixes used for pollinator or wildlife habitats inadvertently contained Palmer amaranth seed. Palmer amaranth has severalunique characteristics that make it hard to controlIn optimum conditionsPalmer amaranth has a rapid growth rate, and can grow 2 to 3 inches per dayand reach 6 to 8 feet tall. One plant can produce up to 1 million seedsPalmer amaranth's distinguishing characteristics are:It has very little hairon the leaves and stem, compared with redroot pigweedThe petioles are typically as long or longer than the leaf blade.It is dioecious, meaning it has separate male and female plantsThe female plants have spiny bracts at the leaf axilsFlowering heads are unbranched and 1 to 2 feet longThe heads of the female plant are sharp (spiny) to the touch, while the males heads are softIf you have any questions or concerns you can contact:AMEN WINDISH BARNES COUNTY WEED CONTROL oFFICERjwindish@barnescounty.us office: (701)-845-0240 Cell: (701)-320-6011

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CONTROL NOXIOUS WEEDS The Barnes County Weed Board would like to remind all landowners that state law requires the control of noxious weeds. 4.1-47-0 Control of noxious weeds 1) Each person shall do all things necessary and proper to control the spread of noxious weeds 2) No person may distribute, sell, or offer for sale within this state a noxious weed The Barnes County Weed Board will be offering their cost share program for chemical at the 80/20 rate that we have in the past for con trol of noxious weeds on qualifying land. Dates on when chemical distribution days will be posted later in the spring WHAT TO LOOK FOR female PALMER AMARANTH We want to stop this weed before it gets here! We encourage farmers to scout new conservation plantings for Palmer amaranth, a very aggressive weed that has plagued cropland production in the South and Midwest. In lowa, Min nesota and other states, Palmer amaranth recently has been found in many counties where native seed mixes used for pollinator or wildlife habitats in advertently contained Palmer amaranth seed. Palmer amaranth has several unique characteristics that make it hard to control In optimum conditions Palmer amaranth has a rapid growth rate, and can grow 2 to 3 inches per day and reach 6 to 8 feet tall. One plant can produce up to 1 million seeds Palmer amaranth's distinguishing characteristics are: It has very little hairon the leaves and stem, compared with redroot pigweed The petioles are typically as long or longer than the leaf blade. It is dioecious, meaning it has separate male and female plants The female plants have spiny bracts at the leaf axils Flowering heads are unbranched and 1 to 2 feet long The heads of the female plant are sharp (spiny) to the touch, while the males heads are soft If you have any questions or concerns you can contact: AMEN WINDISH BARNES COUNTY WEED CONTROL oFFICER jwindish@barnescounty.us office: (701)-845-0240 Cell: (701)-320-6011