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Stark County Weed Control Board to bring problems to commission

August 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Facing a growing weed problem, often from trucks hauling around infested gravel and other materials, the Stark County Weed Control Board plans to bring its concerns to the County Commission next month. Continue Reading

Counties seek to control noxious weeds

July 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Weed control in an urban area might be known as a battle in the war on drugs. But in Billings, Dunn, Hettinger and Stark counties, it’s a battle against leafy spurge, Canada thistle and other noxious weeds. Continue Reading

Farmers urged to redistribute leafy spurge beetles

July 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS (AP) South Dakota agricultural officials are urging farmers and ranchers to collect and redistribute leafy spurge beetles in pastures so the insects can do a better job of controlling leafy spurge plants.
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Stark, Dunn counties seek help controlling weeds

June 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Officials from Stark and Dunn counties are looking for ways to stop weeds from spreading as work continues with pipelines and gravel pits. Officials have called on William Walker for advice. He serves on the North Dakota Weed Association board and is also a territory manager for Crop Production Services’ Timberland Division in North Dakota and South Dakota, as well as parts of Iowa and Nebraska. Continue Reading

Justin Kirk leaves ‘Weeds’ to monkey around in ‘Animal Practice’

August 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The role couldn’t be more different from Andy Botwin, the hedonistic tag-along he plays on Showtime’s “Weeds,” which wraps up its eighth and final season this summer. That’s just fine with Kirk. Continue Reading

ANN BAILEY: Wet or dry, weeding is hard work

July 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After decades of too much rain, our fields and gardens are suffering from lack of it. The heat and drought did in the radishes, and the pumpkins, squash, cucumbers and melons in our garden are drooping. But wet or dry, one thing is certain: The weeds will thrive. Continue Reading

OPINION: Take action now against weed resistance

July 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

After a fast start to the planting season, we got a short break thanks to some precipitation that was much-needed at the time. Many areas were in dire need of moisture, so it was nice to see much of South Dakota getting some rain.
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OUR VIEW: Trouble lurks in SD waters

June 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Carp and aquatic weeds have become a looming problem in eastern and central South Dakota. It was only a matter of time. Continue Reading

State Weed and Pest Commission to consider daisy as toxic weed

April 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Oxeye daisies are considered by many in South Dakota to be a beautiful wildflower. But that’s not how the state Weed and Pest Commission beholds them. Continue Reading

Ag chemical marketer says Roundup-resistance is here

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In early March, there seemed to be one topic at farm meetings in the Red River Valley weed resistance to glyphosate, or Roundup. “When it comes to Roundup Ready resistant weeds, we’ve got to pay attention guys,” said Darren Hefty, a partner in Hefty Seed Co. of Baltic, S.D., which also involves a television show called “Ag PhD.” Continue Reading

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