Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest staff will be on KAFM Wednesday at noon

Tune in to KAFM, 88.1 FM, Wednesday at noon to hear Teresa Nees and Courtney Campbell of Mesa County's Noxious Weed and Pest Management program.

Nees, coordinator of the program, and her colleague, Campbell, will talk to Georgia Schmunk ("The Garden Genie") about weed and pest management in the unincorporated areas of Mesa County.

The program oversees weed spraying on county-owned and county right-of-way roads. It also oversees and enforces the Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District, which is a tax district encompassing the Upper Valley fruit-growing region.

In addition, the program does public education and outreach on the danger of noxious weeds and how to control them.

Other info: 

  • Roadside spraying of weeds will begin by April 15. Property owners who do not want their road sprayed should call 255-7121 or e-mail weed.pest@mesacounty.us. Roadside spraying does not control kochia. Kochia and other roadside weeds are mowed by the Mesa County Road and Bridge Department.
  • A weed seedling ID workshop is planned for May 1 in Grand Junction. More info here
  • If you are a resident of unincorporated Mesa County, consider joining the Weed Advisory Board. 
  • Seasonal Noxious Weed Technicians are needed. Contact Weed and Pest, if interested, or Mesa County Human Resources. 
  • Volunteers are needed to scout for noxious weeds around the county. Call for more information.
  • More info: Colorado Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed Species and Colorado Weed Management Association 

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