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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Getting the Word Out About Noxious Weeds

Dayton Extension Office also announces new 4-H leader, crop tours


DAYTON--There are some timely reminders coming from the WSU Dayton Extension Office regarding noxious weed control, 4-H and local crop tours.

The county's Noxious Weed Control Coordinator, Rachel Hutchens, said the Weed Control Board is funded by county assessment, and there is some cost sharing available, for chemical costs, application costs, or both, to control of some of the county's worst noxious weeds. They include yellow star thistle, Japanese and Bohemian knotweed, leafy spurge and Mediterranean sage.

Hutchens said yellow star thistle is a widespread hazard. "It is toxic to horses,...

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