RIO BLANCO COUNTY HERBICIDE COST SHARE AND SALES
The cost share program was established to encourage noxious weed management and reduce the financial burden on private landowners.
Rio Blanco County is once again able to offer a cost share for herbicides for the control of noxious weeds. In 2010 all available funds were utilized. In order to maximize noxious weed control efforts programs for 2011, the Weed Board has implemented the following program:
For private landowners preparing a management plan, a 50% herbicide program is available up to a maximum cost share level of $500. For individuals purchasing herbicides without a management plan, a 25% cost share rate will be given, up to a maximum of $250 is available.
2,4-D Amine and Low Vol formulations, non-selective herbicides (glyphoste), adjuvents and dyes are excluded from the cost share program, but are available for purchase at low cost
Assistance in developing management plans can be obtained from the County Weed Department (970)878-9670 or CSU Extension (970)878-9490
Management Plans Check List:
1. Sketch a map of the weed project. Note: Does not need to be to scale or fancy, simple is usually the best. Trees, crops, roads, property lines, streams and ditches should be labeled. Map must include weed species and location and approximate acreage.
2. List Herbicide name(s), rates and timing for each noxious weed treatment, and other integrated methods that are part of your plan.
Turn in your Noxious Weed Management Plan to the Weed or Extension office for review or bring it with you when you receive your herbicide order.
Herbicides will be available for sale on Thursday mornings from 6:30 to 11:00 or by appointment effective May 5th, 2011. The weed office has moved! We are located at the Fairgrounds.
The cost share program will provide financial assistance for certain noxious weed species only. The current lists of approved noxious weed species are:
Black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger)
Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)
Common burdock (Arctium minus)
Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
Dalmation toadflax (Linaria genistifolia)
Diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa)
Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
Halogeton (Halogeton glomeratus)
Hoary cress (Cardaria draba)
Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale)
Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)
*Oxeye daisy (Chrysantheum leucanthermum)
Musk thistle (Carduus nutans)
*Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium)
Plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)
Russian knapweed (Centaurea repens)
Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium and tauricum)
Spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)
*Sulfur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)
*Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis)
* Recently found and allowed for cost share.
Cost share for herbicides are allowed as long as funds are available and only on a first come first serve basis and must be paid for when you pick up your herbicide. ONCE YOU PURCHASE ANY HERBICIDE FROM THE COUNTY YOU CAN NOT RETURN IT FOR REIMBURSMENT, CREDIT OR EXCHANGE. Make sure the product you purchase is the product's you need and want. The County can provide you with a herbicide label so that you can read it and make sure that a certain herbicide product will suite your needs. Herbicides purchased through Rio Blanco County can only be used in Rio Blanco County.
To buy Restricted Use Products (RUP) you must have a current environmental protection agency applicators license. Cost share funds are for private agricultural lands only. No government or commercial applicators can utilize cost share funds. All governments must provide an approved purchase order number before they can pick up any herbicide.
When you purchase herbicides from the county you assume all risk for your applications. Always read the entire herbicide label before purchasing, mixing, applying, disposing or storing any herbicide product. The label is the law.