Weed & Pest Board
Weed Dept Job Application
South Dakota Statewide Noxious Weeds
as identified by the
SD Weed and Pest Control Commission
- Absinth Wormwood
- Hoary Cress
- Purple Loosestrife
- Perennial Sow Thistle
- Leafy Spurge
- Canada Thistle
- Salt Cedar
Salt Cedar Info
APHIS Noxious Weeds
SD Dept of Agriculture
SD Weed & Pest Info
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Good Neighbors Control Noxious Weeds
** Find out more about the state's
newest noxious weed - Salt Cedar
Hopefully we will have some wonderful moisture this spring. This should give the crops a good start for the growing season.
The moisture will also give weeds a good start, so be sure to check your patches of noxious weeds and keep watch for any new patches.
Youve been planning your crops since harvest of last year. You should also have been planning your noxious weed control. What herbicides are labeled? How effective are they? What do they cost? Can I use them in crops, fence rows, pastures, farm sites, or other non crop areas?
Hopefully this year is profitable for all of you. Your hard work controlling noxious weeds is greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work.
Spink County Weed & Pest Dept.
Bio-control is using natural enemies (i.e., parasites, predators and pathogens) of weeds and other pests to reduce the abundance or competitive advantage of a weed or pest.
Flea Beetles have been quite successful in reducing Leafy Spurge infestations. We have several releases in Spink County and populations have reached harvestable levels.
(Flea Beetles have been successful in reducing Leafy Spurge)
Bugs Do Work!
"We first released the spurge beetles on this pasture in 2002. In 2003 we didn't move the bugs but you could see an area of 30+ sq. ft. where they were working. In 2004 this area increased to 100 yds. Moved the bugs around this year. In 2005 area increased to 25 acres or so and we were able to harvest beetles and move them farther. We saw a large area of coverage in 2006 with 60 acres or so of control. Once again we harvested and moved them to new areas. We have beetles in other fields with spurge and are seeing more control in those areas also."
Kenneth Nowell, Tulare South Dakota
Saltcedar Continues to Cause Trouble for Landowners in SD
PIERRE One of the most invasive noxious weeds in the state continues to fight control by producers. Saltcedar has been found growing along wetlands in the central section of the state and also near stock dams in western South Dakota. Saltcedar was originally introduced to stabilize stream banks and for windbreaks and ornamental plants, but has gone on to become a pest and in some cases, has taken over native vegetation.
Saltcedar can grow as tall as 25 feet and has an extensive root system. A large infestation of Saltcedar can dry up creeks and small lakes and control of the plant can be hard-as it can withstand cutting, grazing, burning, drought and flooding. The South Dakota Ag Department says herbicides provide the best control and those with questions about the plant should contact their county weed and pest supervisor.
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Spink County Weed and Pest
Jeff Haessig, Weed Supervisor
1518 E 7th Avenue
Redfield SD 57469
Phone: (605) 472-5008
Fax: (605) 472-5010
Office Location: East Hwy 212
Office Hours: 7:30 am 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 12:00 noon Friday
(County, State, Federal Offices)
Law Enforcement Cntr
Courthouse 1st floor
Courthouse 2nd Floor
Planning and Zoning
Register of Deeds
Courthouse 3rd Floor
Clerk of Courts
101 E 7th Avenue
Spink County Coroner
225 E 8th Avenue
Spink County Museum
E Hwy 212
Weed & Pest