Notice is hereby given this 16th day of February 16, 2017 Pursuant to the Utah Noxious Weed Act, Section 7, to every person who owns or controls lands in Grand County, Utah, that noxious weeds standing, being, or growing on such land shall be controlled and the spread of same prevented by effective cutting, tillage, cropping, pasturing, or treating with chemicals or other methods, or combination methods, or combination thereof, approved by the County Weed Supervisor, as often as may be required to prevent the weed from blooming and maturing seeds, or spreading by root, root stalks or other means.
Upon failure to comply with this notice, the owner or persons in possession of property upon which noxious weeds are present shall be deemed negligent and enforced control measures may be imposed at the discretion of county authorities. Expenses of control measures employed by the county shall be paid directly by the owner or person in possession of the property or shall constitute a lien on the property and become collectible by taxes.
The following are declared noxious weeds for the State of Utah and the County of Grand:
Class 1A EDRR - Early
Detection Rapid Response Watch List:
Common crupina, Crupina vulgaris; African rue, Peganum harmala; Small bugloss, Anchusa arvensis; Mediterranean sage, Salvia aethiopis; Spring millet; Milium vernale; Syrian beancaper, Zygophyllum fabago; North Africa grass, Ventenata dubia; Plumeless thistle, Carduus acanthiodes; Malta thistle, Centaurea melitensis.
Class 1B Early Detection:
Camelthorn, Alhagi maurorum; Garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolate; Purple starthistle, Cantaurea calcitrapa; Goatsrue, Galega officinalis; African mustard, Brassica tournefortii; Giant Reed, Arundo donax; Japanese Knotweed, Polygonum cuspidatum; Vipers bugloss, Echium vulgare; Elongated mustard, Brassica elongate; Common St. Johnswort, Hypericum perforatum L.; Oxeye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare; Cutleaf vipergrass, Scorzonera laciniata;
Class 2 Control:
Leafy spurge, Euphorbia esula L.; Medusahead, Taeniatherum caput-medusae; Rush skeletonweed, Chondrilla juncea; Spotted Knapweed, Centaurea maculosa Lam.; Purple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria L; Squarrose Knapweed, Centaurea Squarrosa Gugle; Dyers Woad, Isatis tinctoria L.; Yellow Starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis L.; Yellow Toadflax, Linaria vulgaris Mill.; Diffuse Knapweed, Centaurea diffusa (Lam.); Black henbane, Hyoseyamus niger (L.); Dalmation Toadflax, Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill;
Class 3 Contain:
Russian Knapweed, Centaurea repens L.; Houndstounge, Cynoglossum officianale L.; Perennial Pepperweed, Lepidium latifolium L.; Phragmites, Phragmites australis ssp; Tamarisk, Tamarix ramosissima Ledeb.; Hoary cress, Cardaria spp.; Canada Thistle, Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.; Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum L.; Musk Thistle, Carduus nutans L.; Quackgrass, Agropyron repens (L.) Beauv.; Jointed goatgrass, Aegilops cylindrical; Bermudagrass, Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers; Perennial Sorghum spp., including but not limited to Johnson Grass (Sorghum halepense (L. Pers. And Sorghum Almum (Sorghum Almum, Parodi)., Scotch Thistle, Onopordium acanthium L.; Field Bindweed, Convolvulus spp.; Puncturevine (Goatheads), Tribulus terrestris L..
Class 4 Prohibited:
Cogongrass, Imperata cylindrical; Myrtle spurge, Euphorbia myrsinites; Dame’s Rocket, Hesperis matronalis; Scotch broom, Cytisus scoparius; Russian olive, Elaeagnus angustifolia. Bermudagrass shall not be a noxious weed in Washington County and shall not be subject to provisions of the Utah Noxious Weed Act within the boundaries of the county.
Published in The Times-Independent, Moab, Utah February 16 and March 2, 2017