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By Andrew Litzel
Crook County Weed and Pest District Supervisor 

Crook County Weed and Pest – 2018 Report


January 17, 2019

Courtesy photo

LeRoy Curren (Left) and Frank Hawken (Right) are presented their awards and gifts of thanks for their outstanding service to the District.

The past year at the Crook County Weed and Pest was productive and eventful. We had many obstacles and new challenges to overcome, but overall a very successful year of weed and pest control.

Prairie Dogs: A very snowy winter season from January to March made prairie dog control challenging for local landowners. We had plenty of snow and cold weather late into spring, keeping the prairie dogs down in their holes. This made poisoning during the labeled season (October 1 to March 15) difficult.

However, we still had increases in landowners attempting to control prairie dogs. Due to this, th...

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