April 11, 2011
This new mobile app features an easy-to-use South Dakota noxious weed guide. for the IPod, IPad and Android. It was developed by South Dakota State University AgBio Communications with Mike Moechning, SDSU Extension weed management specialist. Go to www.sdstate.edu/ps/extension/weed-mgmt/index.cfm.
Noxious weeds are non-native plant species that are a concern to South Dakota land owners and managers. They can seriously impact the native plant community by altering or affecting agriculture, recreation, and wildlife.
Statewide noxious weeds and the acres infested in 2009 include:
Canada thistle 1,573,555
Leafy spurge 314,497
Perennial sow thistle 119,894
Hoary cress 64,141
Salt cedar 3,152
Purple loosestrife 4,938
Russian knapweed 3,796
Biennial thistle (musk & plumeless) 274,954
Absinth wormwood 178,279
Several weeds have been designated locally noxious in one or more counties by the South Dakota Weed and Pest Commission. They include:
European common reed
Statute requirements for control are the same as for statewide noxious weeds.
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