Continued vigilance will be required indefinitely to successfully gain control over noxious weed infestations. The County has achieved great success over the years. As a result of programs started in the mid-1990s, there are very few noxious weed infestations on county rights-of-way.
To help control noxious weeds:
- Learn to identify the noxious weed species that are invading the area where you live, work, and play.
- Report the location of all known and suspected noxious weed infestations.
- Understand the severe negative impact weeds have on the environment and economics of agricultural production.
- Manage noxious weeds on your property by developing and implementing a weed management control plan.
- Share your concerns about noxious weeds with your neighbors and friends.
- Minimize soil disturbing activities on your land and replant with desirable noxious weed free seeds and plants.
- Use integrated weed management techniques to effectively control noxious weeds.
- Take advantage of Noxious Weed Educational opportunities.
Douglas County employs five certified pesticide supervisors/applicators to inspect and treat noxious weeds with the following equipment:
- 1,850 gallon and 725-gallon sprayers are used to treat roadsides
- 75-gallon all-terrain sprayer, a 30 gallon ATV sprayer, and several backpack sprayers are utilized in off-road areas
- Tractor with a 1,000-gallon trailer mounted sprayer is used to treat large open space parcels
- 500, 300, and 200-gallon truck-mounted sprayers are used to spot spray roadways