Weed Department

Curtis Munk, Weed Superintendent

Power County Weed Control
500 Pocatello Ave.
American Falls, Idaho 83211

Phone: (208) 226-7627
Fax: (208) 226-7623

Email:  cmunk@co.power.id.us

Karen Trappett, Ag/Weed Secretary

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Noxious Weeds: The Cancer of our Land

Control and managing noxious weeds in the State of Idaho requires and understanding of the problem, and that begins with detection and identification of noxious weeds.

Weeds cost millions of dollars to our State by:

  • degrading wildlife habitat,
  • choking steams and waterways,
  • crowding out beneficial native plants,
  • creating fire hazards in our forests and on our ranges,
  • poisoning and injuring livestock and humans, and
  • fouling recreation sites from use.

The spread of noxious weeds may signal the decline of entire ecological watersheds. They severely impact the beauty and widespread economic losses.

Weeds are problems for urban as well as rural areas, and for private, state, and federal lands. Noxious weed species spare no segment of society – rancher, fisher, and biker alike – and when unmanaged they spread rapidly, unceasingly, and silently.

Noxious weeds pose a serious threat to all Idahoans and to the land we call home.

Booklets available with information about the 65 noxious weeds in Idaho.
Stop by and pick one up or visit this link Idaho’s 65 Noxious Weeds.

 

Pictured below are weeds that have been found in Power County

blackHenbane_small
Black

Henbane
canadaThistle2_smallCanada
Thistle
Curlyleaf-PondweedCurlyleaf
Pondweed
diffuseKnapweed2_smallDiffuse
Knapweed
dyersWoad1_small
Dyer’s
Woad
field-bindweed-small
Field

Bindweed
Flowering-RushFlowering
Rush
hoaryCress1_small
Hoary Cress
White Top
Houndstongue_smallHoundstongue jointedGoatgrass1_smallJointed
Goatgrass

leafySpurge1_small
Leafy

Spurge

muskThistle2_smallMusk
Thistle

oxeyedaisy_small
Oxeye
Daisy
perennialPepperweed2_smallPerennial
Pepperweed
sowthistle_smallPerennial Sowthistle
poisonHemlock_smallPoison
Hemlock
puncturevine1_smallPuncturevine purpleLoosestrife1_small
Purple Loosestrife
rushSkeletonweed2_small
Rush Skeletonweed
russianKnapweed2_smallRussian
Knapweed
Salt_Cedar_smallSalt Cedar scotchThistle2_small
Scotch
Thistle
spottedKnapweed2_smallSpotted
Knapweed
syrianBeancaper1_small
Syrian
Beancaper
yellowToadflax2_small
Yellow
Toadflax
white_bryony2_small
White
Bryony
       

 

Reward for Noxious Weeds

Power County Weed Control is offering a $50 reward for noxious weed found and reported from  the list below.
Please contact us to see if what you found in Power County is eligible for the reward.

Idaho Noxious Weeds Not Known to Power County: Idaho Noxious Weed

Yellow Starthistle
Dalmatian Toadflax
Buffalo Bur
Johnsongrass
Common Crupina
Silverleaf Nightshade
Tansy Ragwort
Matgrass
Meadow Knapweed
Plumeless Thistle
Bohemian Knotweed
Giant Hogweed
Hoary Alyssum
Japanese Knotweed
Parrotfeather Milfoil
Small BuglossVipers Bugloss
Yellow Devil Hawkweed
Millium Vernale
Orange Hawkweed
Scotch Broom

Toothed Spurge
Yellow (Meadow) Hawkweed
Eurasian Watermilfoil
Squarrose Knapweed
Brazilian Elodea
Giant Knotweed
Hyrdrilla
Mediterranean Sage
Policemans Helmet
Tall Hawkweed
Water Hyacinth
*Dyers Woad
*Leafy Spurge
*Syrian Beancaper
*Perennial Pepperweed
*Skeletonleaf Bursage
*Yellow Toadflax
*Oxeye Daisy
*Rush Skeletonweed
*Purple Loosestrife

*Low Level noxious weeds may be eligible.

 

Additional Resources


Idaho Department of Agriculture

Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign

University of Idaho – Cooperative Extension System