A noxious weed is one that is harmful to our environment and our economy. "Noxious weed" is a legal term meaning that a weed must be controlled on your property in accordance with the law. Noxious weeds are determined and regulated by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture's Noxious Weed Program.
Control is required by law for noxious weeds, including:
- Bohemian, Japanese and giant knotweed,
- Canada thistle,
- common reed (Phragmites),
- diffuse and spotted knapweed,
- leafy spurge,
- musk thistle,
- plumeless thistle,
- purple loosestrife,
- salt cedar and
- sericea lespedeza.
For more information on noxious weeds:
Nebraska Weed Control Association