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Phone: 913-715-8300

1800 W. Old Highway 56, Olathe, KS 66061

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General Notice To Control Noxious Weeds

K.S.A. 2-1314 Noxious weeds; control and eradication; listing.

It shall be the duty of persons, associations of persons, the secretary of transportation, the boards of county commissioners, the township boards, school boards, drainage boards, the governing body of incorporated cities, railroad companies and other transportation companies or corporations or their authorized agents and those supervising state-owned lands to control the spread of and to eradicate all weeds declared by legislative action to be noxious on all lands owned or supervised by them and to use such methods for that purpose and at such times as are approved and adopted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The term noxious weeds shall mean Kudzu (Pueraria lobata), Field bindweed* (Convolvulus arvensis), Russian knapweed (Centaurea repens), Hoary cress (Cardaria draba), Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), Quackgrass (Agropyron repens), Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula), Bur ragweed (Ambrosia grayii), Pignut (Hoffmannseggia densiflora), Musk (nodding) thistle* (Carduus nutans L.), Johnsongrass* (Sorghum halepense) and Sericea lespedeza* (Lespedeza cuneata).
*Found in Johnson County

 

Field bindweed

Field bindweed

 

Musk thistle

Musk thistle

 

Johnsongrass

Johnsongrass

 

Sericea lespedeza

Sericea lespedeza