The City of McCall and Valley County are hosting a Noxious Weed Awareness and Control Presentation for the public to be held at the McCall Public Library on Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  This will be a good opportunity for people with concerns to increase their awareness and learn of noxious weed control methods and opportunities.  Anyone with any questions, may contact Al Becker 315-3627 or Steven Anderson 315-0368.

Biological Control
Knapweed is an invasive species of weed that originated in Turkey and arrived in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. It has spread across the nation, competing aggressively with pasture grasses it is toxic to grazing animals Ñ and is now present in the South.

Noxious weeds presently in Valley County include: Eurasian Watermilfoil, Orange Hawkweed, Canada Thistle, Dalmatian Toadflax, Diffuse Knapweed, Field Bindweed, Houndstongue, Leafy Spurge, Oxeye Daisy, Poison Hemlock, Puncturevine, Rush Skeletonweed, Scotch Thistle, Spotted Knapweed, Tansy Ragwort, Whitetop and Yellow Toadflax.

Additional noxious weeds within the state are: Yellow Starthistle, Yellow Flag Iris, White Bryony, Saltcedar, Purple Loosestrife, Plumeless thistle, Perennial Pepperweed, Milium, Jointed Goatgrass, Hoary Alyssum, Flowering Rush, Curlyleaf Pondweed, yellow Hawkweed, Vipers Bugloss, Small Bugloss, Scotch Broom, Russian Knapweed, Perennial sowthistle, Parrotfeather Milfoil, Musk Thistle, Mediterranean Sage, Meadow Knapweed, Matgrass, Johnsongrass, Japanese Knotweed, Giant Knotweed, Dyer’s Woad, Common Reed (Phragmites), Common Crupina, Buffalobur, Bohemian Knotweed, Black Henbane, Yellow Floating Heart, Yellow Devil Hawkweed, Water Chestnut, Variable-Leaf-Milfoil, Tall Hawkweed, Syrian Beancaper, Squarrose Knapweed, Policeman’s Helmet, Hydrilla, Giant Salvinia, Giant Hogweed, Feathered Mosquito Fern, Fanwort, Common European frogbit and Brazilian Elodea.