Diamond Valley
Weed Control

What Are Noxious Weeds?

Noxious Weeds are unwanted plants that cause harm to:

Agriculture   People   Recreational Areas

  • Noxious weeds are harmful because they are invasive.
  • Invasive weeds are not native to our area and have no natural enemies to control reproduction.
        These invasive species can crowd out desirable vegetation.
  • The management of noxious weeds is necessary to conserve and improve natural resources such as cropland, soil, forage, and wildlife habitat and to manage land resources for multiple use values and improve the economic stability within Eureka County.
  • Keep in mind that weeds on the Nevada Noxious Weed List have to be our first priority. While plants like halogeton and purple mustard can be considered toxic they aren't considered invasive and we aren't treating them at this time.

  • NEVADA'S NOXIOUS WEED LIST (Alphabetical by common name)

    African RueGiant SalvinaHydrilla
    Austrian fieldcressGoats rueJohnson grass
    Austrian peaweedGreen fountain grassKlamath weed
    Black HenbaneHemlock, poisonKnapweed, Diffuse
    CamelthornHemlock, waterKnapweed, Russian*
    Common crupinaHorse-nettle, CarolinaKnapweed, Spotted*
    Dyer's woadHorse-nettle, WhiteKnapweed, Squarrose
    Eurasian water-milfoilHoundstongueLeafy Spurge
    Mayweed chamomileRush skeletonweedThistle, Sow
    Mediterranean sageSaltcedar (tamarisk)Thistle, Iberian star
    MedusaheadSorghum alumThistle, Purple star
    Perennial pepperweed*Sulfur cinquefoilThistle, Yellow star
    (tall white top)Syrian bean caperThistle, Malta star
    Perennial sweet sudanThistle, CanadianToadflax, Dalmatian
    PuncturevineThistle, Musk*Toadflax, yellow
    Purple loosestrifeThistle, Scotch*Whitetop or Hoary cress*

    * Weeds listed in bold italics with asterisk (*) have been identified in the county and are top priority in the weed management plan. Weeds in bold print have been identified, control measures taken, and don't pose a serious threat at this time.

    Hoary Cress - click to expand Russian Knapweed - click to expand

    Contact Information:

    Diamond Valley Weed Control District
    PO Box 682
    Eureka, NV 89316

    Phone: (775) 237-6010; Fax (775) 237-6012;
    E-mail: natres@eurekanv.org

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