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Bannock County Noxious Weed Control in Pocatello Idaho

What Can You Do About Weeds?

  • Check your property regularly for noxious weeds.
  • Contact Bannock County Noxious Weed Control for identification and treatment consultation.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and report any possible locations of noxious weeds.

TREATMENTS - INTEGRATIVE PEST MANAGEMENT

Physical Strategies

  • Tillage - enables the farmer to attack many weed survival mechanisms, preventing seed production in annual plants and destroying the underground parts of perennial plants.
  • Hand Weeding - destroys annual, biennial, and non-creeping perennials.
  • Mowing - cutting as close to the ground as possible can destroy weeds in areas where cultivation or hand weeding are impractical or impossible.
  • Grazing -¬†repeated removal of top growth prevents seed formation and gradually weakens underground parts, if grazing is properly managed.


Cultural Strategies

  • Crop Rotations - certain groups of weeds are associated with specific crop rotations and changing the crops can reduce or eliminate repeat, persistent weeds associated with those specific crops.
  • Plant Competition - one of the cheapest and most useful general weed control available to all farmers.¬† "Survival of the fittest."
  • Crop Establishment - generally the first plants to germinate and emerge in an area tend to exclude all others, so work toward a vigorous dense crop.


Biological Strategies

  • Use of natural agents such as insects, nematodes, fungi, viruses or fish for the control of weeds.
  • In some instances, grazing animals can be used to harvest and stress noxious weeds.


Chemical Strategies

  • Read and understand all chemical labels when using.
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