Russian knapweed and Canada thistle, common weeds throughout the county, are particularly vulnerable to fall weed control efforts.
The San Miguel County Weed Control Program still has funds available through the Cost Share Program. Work must have been completed during the 2007 field season and applications must be received by Nov. 15.
Control must have taken place on private property within the county on state listed noxious weeds. Weeds that are the most common in the area include Canada thistle, oxeye daisy, yellow toadflax, Russian knapweed, and musk thistle. Cost share varies from 50-100 percent of the cost of herbicide or approved insect releases depending on the location and the plant being controlled. Weed control on more uncommon plants and in more fragile areas is eligible for higher payments. Homeowners associations and group applications are strongly encouraged.
For more information and application forms for the cost share program please contact the San Miguel County Weed Control Program at 970/327-0399 or CSU Extension at 327-4393