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Noxious Weed Control

General Notice to Control or Eradicate Noxious Weeds

Notice is hereby given this 15th day of May, 2013, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 1 (2012), that all persons in Wabasha County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land they occupy or are required to maintain. Control or eradication may be accomplished by any lawful method, but the method(s) applied may need to be repeated in order to prevent the spread of viable noxious weed seeds and other propagating parts to other lands. Failure to comply with the general notice may mean that an individual notice, Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 2 (2012), will be issued. An individual notice may be appealed within two working days of receipt to the appeal committee in the county where the land is located. Failure to comply with an individual notice will mean that the inspector having jurisdiction may either hire the work  done or seek a misdemeanor charge against the person(s) who failed to comply. If the work is hired done by the inspector, the cost can be placed as a tax upon the land and collected as other real estate taxes are collected. You may obtain a list of the plants that are designated noxious from your County Designated Employee. You can also obtain this information from your Local Weed Inspectors. Local Weed Inspectors include the township supervisors, city mayors or their appointed assistants. More information regarding the MN Noxious Weed Law and a list of County Agricultural Inspectors and County Designated Employees can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Web Site:

http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/weedcontrol/fsmnwp.aspx .

The noxious weeds that need to be controlled or eradicated are: Yellow Starthistle, Grecian Foxglove, Oriental Bittersweet, Japanese Hops, Dalmatian Toadflax, Common Teasel, Giant Hogweed, Brown Knapweed, Meadow Knapweed, Black Swallow-wort, Palmer Amaranth, Leafy Spurge, Canada Thistle, Plumeless Thistle, Purple Loosestrife, Wild Parsnip, Common Tansy, Spotted Knapweed and Narrowleaf Bittercress. 

We appreciate your help in controlling and eradicating Noxious Weeds in Wabasha County. For questions, please contact Jennifer Wahls at 651-565-4673 Ext. 109 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Noxious Weed Identification Booklet – provided by MN Department of Transportation:



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