PULL TOGETHER FOR NOXIOUS WEEDS

Published on Sep 04, 2018 at 01:09p.m.

2018 2nd Pull Together

 Press Release 09/02/18

PULL TOGETHER FOR NOXIOUS WEEDS

 

McCall Parks Department and Valley County Weed & Pest Department will host a second noxious weed Pull Together Day on September 12th beginning at 9:00 a.m. behind City Hall next to McCall Library.  Spotted Knapweed, McCall’s most prevalent noxious weed currently in its purple bloom, can be seen all around McCall in empty lots, peripheries around parking lots or other disturbed sites.  Noxious weeds are non-native plants that have been introduced into the area with no natural control agent.  Consequently, they outcompete native vegetation and decrease land uses and values.  There are over ten noxious weed species around McCall and Spotted Knapweed is the most obnoxious!  Information will be provided on noxious weed identification, control methods and collection bags.  There will also be mixed herbicide available for safe use.  Although it is late in the growing season, herbicide is particularly effective in impairing perennial spotted knapweed’s root reserves used for Spring green up.  Clipping off and collecting the blossoming seed pod also helps in control.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own sprayers if possible or, there will be some that can be loaned out.

The herbicide is provided by the Idaho Department of Agriculture Community Assistance Program.  It is hoped that this 2nd community assistance Pull Together Day builds on the success of the first one held earlier this summer for significant improvement in noxious weed control by residents in the City of McCall.

More information is available at;  www.mccall.id.us or by calling Eddie Heider at (208) 634-6609 or Al Becker at (208) 315-3627.

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