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
Noxious Weed Annual Survey Reports - Online Reports available from 2008 to present
Noxious Weed Current Year Survey Reporting Form - Reports due every February 1 for county/city weed boards and state/federal agencies
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North Dakota Noxious Weeds
- Absinth Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
- Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)
- Dalmatian Toadflax (Linaria genistifolia)
- Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa)
- Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula)
- Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans)
- Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
- Russian Knapweed (Acroptilon repens)
- Saltcedar (Tamarix chinensis, T. parviflora, T. ramosissima)
- Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)
- Yellow Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
- County and city noxious weed lists
- County and city weed board directory
- Identification and Control of Invasive and Troublesome Weeds in North Dakota
- North Dakota Weed Control Guide (NDSU)
Noxious Weed Forum Presentations
- Communication to a Larger Audience - Jeff Eslinger with ND Association of Counties
- FSA Noxious Weeds Policy and CRP - Wanda Bratan and Brad Olson
- NDDA Noxious Weeds Updates - Chelsey Penuel
- NDDA Pesticides Updates - Jeremiah Lien
- Open Records and Meetings - Sandra DePountis
- South Dakota Deptartment of Agriculture BioControl - Mike Stenson
- Weed Detection with UAV imagery - NDSU grad student Kathryn Hooge Hom