BIG HORN COUNTY WEED and PEST CONTROL DISTRICT
Services available to Big Horn County residents
Whitetop 80% cost-share
Whitetop ( Cardaria draba (L.) Desv.) is a perennial growing up to 2 feet tall. Reproduced from spreading root stocks and seeds. Flowers are snow white and dense. Flowering occurs April - August. Roots can extend into the ground 30 feet. This plant does well in some of our more moist, clay, alkaline soils. The best time for treatment is during the 'broccoli stage'. This occurs prior to the appearance of white flowers. BHC Weed & Pest offers a cost-share of 80% on herbicides Escort & Telar and/or labor for whitetop control April 15 - September 30. Call the office at anytime to be put on this treatment lists or fill out the service request form. Charges will occur by treated acres only. Projects will be done on a first come first served basis, weather permitting.
Russian kanpweed 80% cost-share
Russian knapweed (Centaurea repens L.) is a perennial, forming dense colonies by adventitious shoots from widely spreading black roots which penetrate to a depth of over 8 feet. Flowers are pink to lavender and occur from June - September. The best time to treat Russian knapweed if after flowering. Russian knapweed if not grazed by livestock due to it's bitter taste. BHC Weed & Pest offers a cost-share of 80% on herbicide Milestone and Duracor and/or labor for russian knapweed control April 1 - September 30. Call the office at anytime to be put on this treatment lists. If you have whitetop and russain knapweep, they can both be treated at the same time during whitetop spray season. Charges will occur by treated acres only. Projects will be done on a first come first served basis, weather permitting.
Priority Species 100% cost-share
Priority Noxious Weed Species offeres a 100% cost-share on treatment of specified priority noxious weed species. In the attempt to prevent the introduction and spread of new noxious weeds and limit distribution, the district will furnish, at no cost to the landowner, the labor and materieals to contro or make efforts to eradicate these weeds.
Weed Free Forage Certification
Prevention practices are an important part of weed control. Each year the number of weed free certifications for forage, gravel, and soil increases, as well as the demand for weed free products.
Weed and Pest has inspectors that are certified by NAISMA and will come inspect your field(s) for a flat $15.oo fee per inspection, pass or fail, whether it be one or more fields. An inspection is required for each cut. If the field passes inspection standards, certified twine or tags are available to purchase at cost.
A quarantine release is required by any producer if removing hay and/or grains from their field of origin. The purpose of this release is to ensure that noxious weed seeds or plant parts are not spread during transportation. There is no cost for this inspection. It is a free service that Big Horn County offers as an education tool to create awareness of these invasive species.
Irrigation Districts 50% cost-share
Irrigation Districts qualify for a 50% cost-share on chemical and labor. Each canal district interested in this program must fill out a request form stating the type of services they would like. There is no restriction dates on this cost-share.