The responsibility for the control of noxious weeds is established by Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa. The code further defines what a noxious weed is and the role of the County Weed Commissioner.


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Howard County Noxious Weed Control

The control of noxious weeds in Howard County requires a cooperative effort of all property owners in the county. The Board of Supervisors and the County Weed Commissioner encourage all property owners to become familiar with the various species of noxious weeds in the state and take the necessary control measures, during the prime growing season, to control these weeds.

Code of Iowa
The responsibility for the control of noxious weeds is established by Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa. The code further defines what a noxious weed is and the role of the County Weed Commissioner.

Chapter 317 of the code can be referenced by clicking here.

The code requires each property owner to control the noxious weeds that may be on their property (317.10).

Noxious weed Identification
In order to improve the identification of noxious weeds the following web sites are available for you reference.

Noxious weeds of Iowa

Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Invasive Plants of the Future

Notice of weed control program in the Right of Way

COUNTY WEED PROGRAM

The Howard County Weed Program consists of proper and timely eradication of weeds, lawfully designated as noxious, by all owners of land in Howard County. Persons wishing information, advice, or to report a violation, should contact:

Howard County Conservation Office
11562 Valley Ave
PO Box 157
Cresco IA 52136

Canada thistle should be cut by June 15th. All other thistle should be cut by July 1st. If eradication is by spraying, application should be one week prior to these dates.

The roadside weed control program by the Secondary Road Department for 2007 consist of spot treatment or cutting of roadsides at locations deemed necessary for control of brush and weeds. This operation will be conducted during the months of June and July for weeds and during the entire year for brush.

Property owners who desire that ground treatment with herbicides or brush cutting by machine not be conducted by the County adjacent to their property, should secure an annual permit from ????????????????????? for Resident Control of Brush In The Right-Of-Way. Application for the cost-free permit can be made at the ?????????????????? Office at ???????????. Call 563.547.3634 for information.

Howard County Board of Supervisors

Your cooperation in controlling noxious weeds in Howard County will help the county be a better place to live, work and enjoy our outdoor recreation.

Canada Thistle

Address:
11562 Valley Ave
PO Box 157
Cresco IA 52136

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am -  4:00pm

Phone Number:
563.547.3634

FAX Number:
563.547.5309


Weed Commissioner:
Harold Chapman


Weed Commission Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Conservation office


Weed Commission Links:

Iowa DNR

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
 
             

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