State Ag Department Bringing Awareness of Invasive Weeds

Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed May 15-21, 2022, to be “Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week” and the Oregon Department of Agriculture wants to partner with Oregonians to spread the word, not the weeds.

This week the ODA is focusing on why all Oregonians should do their part in preventing and controlling invasive noxious weeds for the protection of Oregon’s natural resources and agricultural economy.

Invasive noxious weeds are plant species that make, or have the potential to make, significant adverse impacts to Oregon’s natural resources and economy. For example, just 25 state-listed noxious weeds are costing Oregonians $83.5 million annually and, if left to spread could cost an estimated $1.8 billion in economic impact. This highlights the importance and value of active invasive weed prevention and control programs at the federal, state, county and local levels for protection of our economy and natural resources from noxious weeds.

Go online for a list of invasive weeds and what they look like.


Morrow Soil & Water Conservation District will be in Irrigon at the Irrigon City Park tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18th from 9:00 am to Noon. “Come down and grab your 1 free gallon container!”

Pre-mixed containers of SpeedZone or Trimec will be labeled and a Safety Data Sheet will be included. Chemical donated by Morrow County Grain Growers. SpeedZone & Trimec are non-restricted herbicides for turf/ornamentals.

Questions? Please call the Morrow SWCD at 541-676-5452.