North Dakota Law (NDCC § 4.1-47-02) requires every person to do all things necessary and proper to control the spread of noxious weeds. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture coordinates the efforts of county and city weed boards and state and federal land managers to implement integrated weed management programs.
Programs for noxious weed control
The Landowner Assistance Program (LAP) provides weed boards with cost-share assistance for noxious weed control. To be eligible to receive LAP funds, weed boards must levy at least 3 mills for noxious weed control, or budget an amount equal to the revenue that could be raised by a levy of three mills. Historically, a majority of weed boards have used these funds to provide landowners with herbicide cost-share assistance. Eligible county and city weed boards are responsible for developing a LAP cost-share program for their areas.
The Targeted Assistance Grant (TAG) program targets noxious weed control needs and provides a cost-share opportunity to county and city weed boards to meet those needs. TAG proposals describe a noxious weed problem within the county or city weed board's jurisdiction and proposes a management strategy.
The North Dakota Weed Seed Free Forage Program is a voluntary program in which producers may choose to have forage acreage inspected in order to use or sell forage as certified weed seed free forage or mulch.
Noxious weeds enforcement
Annual Noxious weed surveys
- No events scheduled.
North Dakota Noxious Weeds
- Absinth Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L.). )
- Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. )
- Dalmatian Toadflax (Linaria genistifolia spp. dalmatica)
- Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa Lam.)
- Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale L.)
- Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula L.)
- Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans L.)
- Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri)
- Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L., Lythrum virgatum L., and all cultivars)
- Russian Knapweed (Centaurea repens L.)
- Saltcedar (Tamarisk spp.)
- Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa Lam.)
- Yellow Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)