Rush Skeletonweed is a menace to rangeland ecosystems; capable of reproducing by root as well as seed, this perennial member of the sunflower family boasts formidable versatility through its substantial root system, a capacity to flourish during drought, all too easily wind-borne seed, very little leaf surface by which to translocate many common herbicides and the ability to produce offspring from root fragments as small as half an inch rendering digging or tillage as very unfavorable control methods.
The Noxious Weed Control Board considers this specie as one of the most significant threats to natural resources in the county and is a “Class B Designate” noxious weed meaning that the specie is designated for control as it is currently not ubiquitously widespread in our area.
For treatment of rush skeletonweed, 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.