Weed List Adopted at Feb
21, 2013 Annual Meeting
Another amazing turn-out
from local landowners and managers at our annual meeting of the Stevens County Weed Board
and Conservation District! We had a steady 75 attendees during
the day-long event, most of whom, admittedly, were there solely to
qualify for the 6 WA State pesticide license credits available.
Credit presentations were made
by representatives of WSU Extension, WA Department of Agriculture and
Stevens Co Weed Board. The talks covered Biocontrol opportunities in
the county, the “Full Circle” approach to weed control, making sense of
the new herbicide label requirements regarding drift control, weed
identification & control and the county weed list hearing.
The annual weed list hearing
was held in the afternoon. A presentation was made explaining the
changes to the State Weed List this year and the proposed changes to the
county list. We went over the changes to the State weed list that
will affect the county, if that weed is found growing here, as follows:
French broom was added to the state weed list as a Class A;
tall hawkweed added as a Class B;
common barberry and common teasel added as Class C noxious weeds.
Three weeds were lowered in Class; Russian knapweed lowered from a
B-designate to a Class B, control no longer required;
perennial sowthistle lowered from a B-designate to a C, control no
longspine sandbur from a B select to a Class C, but will still be a
select in our county and control required.
The designation of rush skeletonweed was modified and the state now
lists it as required control north of township 28; and yellow
starthistle is designated in the same general area but the
description was simplified so it is easier and shorter to read.
were no comments from the audience about the changes and the Weed
Board of Directors voted to adopt the 2013 weed list with the changes as
presented during the hearing. More information on all the changes
at the State level can be found on their website
http://www.nwcb.wa.gov/ and the 2013
Stevens County Weed List can be viewed on this site
at this link.