Programs and services

Identification Help

Calibration Assistance

Calibration Assistance

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 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! 

Calibration Assistance

Calibration Assistance

Calibration Assistance

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 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. 

Cost-share Programs offered

Pesticide Cost-Share Programs

 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. 

Treatment Cost-Share Programs

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. 

Grazing Cost-Share Program

The District offers an 80% reimbursement program for selective grazing on leafy spurge. 

MORE DETAILS OF EACH BELOW

Pesticide cost-share programs

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60% Cost-Share

60% Cost-Share

60% Cost-Share

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.

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50% Cost-Share

60% Cost-Share

60% Cost-Share

A 50% cost-share is given for the purchase of rodenticides for controlling Prairie dogs and pocket gophers. 

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80% Cost Share

60% Cost-Share

80% Cost Share

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. 

Program Specifics

Detailed description of 60% Cost-Share Program

Detailed description of Special Management Program

Detailed description of Rodent Cost-Share Program

Detailed description of Rodent Cost-Share Program

Detailed description of Special Management Program

Detailed description of Rodent Cost-Share Program

Detailed description of Special Management Program

Detailed description of Special Management Program

Detailed description of Special Management Program

Treatment Cost-Share Programs

District Treatments

Reimbursement Program

Reimbursement Program

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  • A  crew from the Crook County Weed and Pest will come to your land with specialized equipment and expertise to treat your Leafy Spurge or Spotted Knapweed infestations. 
    • Leafy Spurge spraying is typically done from late May through August.
    • Spotted Knapweed spraying is typically done from July to September. 
  • Hourly rates are $35/Hour/Person (with 80% cost share, cost to landowner = $7/Hour/Person) including  truck and equipment. 
  • Sign Up fast because spraying will be done on a First Come First Served basis. 

Reimbursement Program

Reimbursement Program

Reimbursement Program

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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. 

Biological Control - Insects

The Crook County Weed and Pest may have (or be able to get) biological control insects that you can use on your designated and declared noxious weeds. Come in and ask about availability and other information.

Cost-Share

Insect bio-control insects are cost-shared at the same rates as herbicides for respective species. 

Common 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. 


Grazing Cost-share

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Leafy Spurge Selective Grazing

 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.