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Be aware of noxious weeds as warmer weather approaches

Be aware of noxious weeds as warmer weather approaches
Posted at 6:10 AM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 06:46:27-04

With the warmer and wet weather over the week, seeds are sprouting and the plants are growing. But we do not want all plants to grow and thrive here in the Gem State.

Noxious weeds are not native to the state and are invasive. The weeds cost Idahoans around 300 million dollars a year, so it is important to be on the lookout and get rid of these weeds when you can. Ada County Weed Control says a mild winter means an early start for weeds this year.

"What make noxious weeds so harmful is that they're not from this environment, and so they can really impact a local ecosystem greatly because they can take over. You have nothing but that one weed thats from a different place, which isn't what we want in our local ecosystems," said Sam Brockway, the spokesperson for the Weed Abatement District.

If you want to learn more about how to deal with the weeds, you can get a free, detail-packed booklet here.