Bring your weeds or pests into the Crook County Weed & Pest. We will do whatever we can to get them identified for you and advise you on the best method of treatment. Can’t bring them in right away? Put your plants in a plastic bag and refrigerate them so they do not wilt (do not leave on the dash of the pickup). Or insects in a safe portable storage. High quality photos can also be emailed if you are unable to bring in a fresh sample. Also look through our weed identification page!
We can help you calibrate your personal spray equipment to ensure that you are applying chemicals at correct rates and complying with product labels. It is imperative to apply the proper rate of a pesticide so as to: ensure efficacy on target pest, not waste expensive pesticides, or do unnecessary harm to the environment.
The Crook County Weed & Pest has cost share programs on various herbicides, rodenticides and insecticides. This cost-share is available to County residents treating State Designated or County Declared weeds and pests. Pesticides are cost-shared at different rates depending on weed or pest status - details below.
The District has an 80% cost-share and reimbursement program for herbicide applications for special management weeds (leafy spurge and spotted knapweed). The district also offers prairie dog poison application.
The District offers an 80% reimbursement program for selective grazing on leafy spurge.
A 60% cost-share (landowner pays 40%) is given when purchasing pesticides for the control of State Designated and County Delcared weeds and pests.
See list of species here.
A 50% cost-share is given for the purchase of rodenticides for controlling Prairie dogs and pocket gophers.
An 80% cost-share (landowner pays 20%) is given for purchasing herbicides for the control of "special management species". Currently leafy spurge and spotted knapweed are the two species under that program.
If a landowner chooses to hire a commercial applicator for treatment of leafy spurge or spotted knapweed, the District may offer 80% reimbursement for the cost of application.
The commercial applicator must be paid first (with proof of payment) to be eligible to receive reimbursement.
Only costs associated with treating leafy spurge or spotted knapweed are eligible, and details maps and records are required.
For contact information for local commercial applicators, please contact our office.
Insect bio-control insects are cost-shared at the same rates as herbicides for respective species.
Common weeds with biological control agents that may be available are leafy spurge, spotted knapweed, Canada thistle, yellow toadflax. Many others exist, contact us to learn more.
Crook County Weed and Pest also offers an 80% reimbursement cost-share for Leafy Spurge grazing through the Special Management Program for people who choose to herd goats for control of Leafy Spurge, stop in and ask any questions. This program has several rules and regulations associated.
The contract can be found here.