Effective January 1, 2015 nine weeds were added and nine removed.
Effective January 1, 2015, the following nine weeds were added to the Schedule of Noxious Weeds (a regulation under the Weed Control Act):
|Common crupina||Serrated tussock||Wild chervil|
|Jointed goatgrass||Smooth bedstraw||Wild parsnip|
|Kudzu||Tansy ragwort||Woolly cupgrass|
These non-native weeds were added to minimize their interference to agriculture.
In addition, effective January 1, 2015, the following nine weeds were removed from the Schedule:
|Black-seeded proso millet||Nodding thistle spp.||Tuberous vetchling|
|Goat’s beard spp.||Russian thistle||Yellow rocket|
|Johnson grass||Scotch thistle||Wild carrot|
The weeds are being removed because they are no longer considered significant threats to agriculture and can be managed through modern management practices. These changes will help support pollinators.
New Schedule of 25 Noxious Weeds
|Black dog-strangling vine||European buckthorn||Serrated tussock|
|Bull thistle||Giant hogweed||Smooth bedstraw|
|Canada thistle||Jointed goatgrass||Sow thistle|
|Common barberry||Kudzu||Wild chervil|
|Common crupina||Leafy Spurge||Wild parsnip|
|Cypress spurge||Poison hemlock||Woolly cupgrass|
About the Schedule of Noxious Weeds
The Schedule of Noxious Weeds identifies weeds that can seriously damage agricultural land, crops or livestock. If these weeds are growing in a location that negatively impacts agriculture or horticulture, then they must be destroyed. If you feel that your agricultural or horticultural land is being negatively impacted by noxious weeds, contact your local Weed Inspector.
Learn more about the changes, the Schedule and weed management options at: