With summer approaching, now is the time to start the battle against noxious weeds
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The approach of spring is welcomed by Idahoans anxious to get out to gardens, recreational activities and other outdoor interests. But it also signals the renewal of Idaho’s on-going battle against 64 species of noxious, invasive weeds.
“An estimated 8 million acres of Idaho lands have already been severely infested by noxious weeds and that directly impacts our state’s lands to the tune of $300 million per year. That’s why it is so important that citizens and landowners are prepared to take action as soon as these noxious weeds begin to emerge in the spring,” advised Roger Batt, Statewide Coordinator of the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign.
Compounding Idaho’s on-going battle against noxious weeds, the tough economic times have resulted in fewer dollars to commit to the fight against noxious and invasive weeds. That means county, state, and federal governments must increasingly rely on individual landowners, recreationalists and other citizens to do their part in stemming the tide of increasing weed infestations, Batt noted.
For more information about Idaho’s noxious weeds and how to get rid of them visit our should visit our Website at: www.idahoweedawareness.com