Gary Page, Malheur County Weed Board
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Eric Morrison, Jordan Valley CWMA
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The Students examined examples of young weeds in pots as they discussed
some of the more common weeds in the Owyhee watershed. There were also
mature noxious weeds on display to educate the students, and then test
knowledge. The students also learned about the damage that weeds are
our region. Noxious weeds are spread
means of our clothing or vehicles.
We have many noxious weeds that have become invasive. These plants are
not native and are not helpful to our land.
Some examples are:
Dalmatian Toad flax
Jointed Goat grass
Perennial Pepper weed
Rush Skeleton weed
top -Hoary Cress
Yellow Star Thistle
There are lots of different control methods:
19 insects have been introduced to control spotted and diffuse
Some of these insects, like root weevil, show obvious effects. Some
others are more subtle since they attack seeds in formation. four
insects have taken hold of Knapweed in the Lewiston areas.
One genus with 5 species and 2 red-headed stem borers are working on
control of leafy
You can get a pamphlet called "Selected Noxious Weeds of Eastern
from the Malheur Country Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)
The Owyhee Watershed Council's
educational activities are supported by the
Oregon Watershed Enhancement
For further information please