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Weed and Pest reflects on special management projects

The special management program for leafy spurge was carried out somewhat as normal this year, though it was moderately impacted by the drought. This extreme weather resulted with treatments that were very slow to kill all weeds this year, including leafy spurge.

However, the biggest change coming in the program is how the district will be handling hiring contractors for leafy spurge treatments. In the past, landowners could choose to hire a contract weed sprayer to treat their leafy spurge – after completion of work and payment to applicator, the district would reimburse 80% of the labor cost....

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