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It's Noxious Weed Awareness Week in Montana

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This research plot in Miles City, Mont., is made up of about 75 percent purple threeawn plants. The weed is taking over rangelands in the Northern Plains.
Noxious weeds are a threat to the state’s agricultural crops and infrastructure, as well as to wildlife habitat.

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte proclaimed June 6-12, 2021 to be Noxious Weed Awareness Week.

Established through a joint resolution (HJ17) during the 2021 legislative session, the first full week in June is an opportunity to highlight the important work taking place across the state to protect the integrity and productivity of Montana’s precious lands and resources from noxious weeds.

The Montana Department of Agriculture's Noxious Weed Program assists with weed identification and education, compiles annual statewide coordination reports, administers the Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Programcertifies forage and other materials as weed-free, and collaborates in statewide noxious weed prevention and management iniatives.

Learn more at agr.mt.gov/weeds.

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