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2018 Idaho Weed Awareness Week

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

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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Noxious Weed Season Opens With Focus On Whitetop

If you have what seems to be an outgrowth of pretty white flowers that appear to be attractive ground cover vegetation growing on your property, you might want to think again.

State noxious weed officials say chances are way better than average that what you are actually seeing is an infestation of a particularly bad invasive, noxious weed known as Hoary Cress, which goes by its common name of Whitetop.

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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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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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