Sulfur cinquefoil has plagued Asotin county for decades and is among the worst offenders in the western United States. Boasting a pale, sulfur-yellow, 5-petaled flower this perennial member of the rose family will invade gravelly and poor nutrient soils as easily as it will dense grass stands and pastures. Unpalatable to cattle and most grazing animals, sulfur cinquefoil can dominate pastures if left unchecked resulting in greatly reduced production capacity. Reproducing primarily by seed though also by root this species is a class “B Selected” noxious weed in Asotin county which is to say that it is abundant in the county and containment on a site by site basis is the primary goal. These characteristics along with its versatility and capacity to thrive in widely varying conditions grants this species its rightfully earned priority status in our area.
For treatment of sulfur cinquefoil, the Noxious Weed Control Board will cover the first $500 of treatment, and then match an additional $500 expense by the Noxious Weed Control Board per landowner. In other words, the Noxious Weed Control Board will pay for the first $500, and then will split the next $1000 of treatment for a total of $1,500 of treatment. Another example: If the treatment costs $700, the Noxious Weed Control Board will pay for the first $500, and then split the remaining $200 with the landowner. Therefore, for this example, Noxious Weed Control Board will have paid $600, and the landowner will have paid $100.
Work will be done on a first-come first-serve basis until funds are exhausted or environmental conditions prohibit treatment.