Modoc County Weed Management Areaupdated: February 2016

Outreach Summary:

Publications

  • Weeds of the NE Identification Guide

Events

  • Booth at Modoc County Fair
  • WMA sponsors weed workshops & weed tours

Media

  • Modoc County Record

Project Highlights:

  • Scotch Thistle and Other Weeds Aerial Treatment Program
    • Species of concern for this project are Scotch thistle, yellow starthistle, perennial pepperweed. The method of control is aerial application of the following herbicides; Transline, Milestone, or Telar-depending on species. Strategic goals for this project are the protection of both agricultural production and wildland resources. All the MOUs are project partners for this county-wide endeavor.
  • A-Rated Weed Eradication
    • This county wide project focuses on the control and eradication of yellow spinethistle, leafy spurge, musk thistle, diffuse knapweed, spotted knapweed, smooth ground cherry, and plumeless thistle. These plants replace palatable species in some grazed areas, and dense stands of mature plants can make areas inaccessible to livestock and humans. Methods of control are herbicides and mechanical. Strategic goals for the project are the protection of both agricultural production and wildland resources. All the MOUs are project partners.
  • County Spray Program
    • The WMA works together with MOU members in controlling Scotch thistle, musk thistle, spotted knapweed, diffuse knapweed, squarrose knapweed, Russian knapweed, yellow starthistle, Canada thistle, poison hemlock, hoary cress, dyer’s woad, perennial pepperweed, and other species.Methods for control are herbicides, mechanical or biocontrol agents. Strategic goals are both the protection of agricultural production and wildland resources.

Contact Modoc County Weed Management Area

Joe Moreo
Modoc County Department of Agriculture
202 W Fourth St
Alturas, California  96101
Phone: 530-233-6401


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Modoc County, California


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