Noxious Weeds

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The noxious class lists those weeds which, although detrimental to production or the general environment, are so widespread that eradication is not practicable. We, therefore, encourage and enforce control to prevent further spread.
In the case of noxious weeds, the Vegetation Management Technicians are to inventory the designated species and map the locations. The Vegetation Management Technicians shall then notify the Director of Agricultural Services of the problem. Then, at their discretion, a notice may be issued, or some other approach to controlling the noxious weeds will be determined. Typically this will involve reaching a mutual understanding on the action to be taken to monitor the weeds in question satisfactorily. However, if the inspector(s) choose to issue a notice, the recipient is obligated to carry out the directives of the notice.
Showy Milkweed
Lesser Burdock
Lens-podded Hoary Cress
Heart-podded Hoary Cress
Great Burdock
Globe-podded Hoary Cress
Common Milkweed
Broad-leaved Pepper-grass
Yellow Toadflax
Yellow Clematis
Woolly Burdock
Whote Cockle
Tall Buttercup
Perennial Sow Thistle
Oxeye Daisy
Japanese Brome
Hound's Tongue
Field Scabious
Field Bindweed
Downy Brome
Dames' Rocket
Dalmation Toadflax
Creeping Bellflower
Common Tansy
Common Mullein
Common Burdock
Common Baby's Breath
Canada Thistle
Black Henbane
Yellow Clematis
Before or After? What do you think looks better? Yellow Clematis (Clematis tangutica) is a noxious weed. A perennial vine that reproduces by both seed and vegetatively from stem pieces These vines will take over fences, lawns, trees and shrubs. Watch out for this nasty weed! View the County of Newell website to take a look!
Yellow Clematis Before-After
2019-04-03  Downy Brome-  Spring is finally here! This means be on the lookout for the noxious weed, Downy Brome! Downy Brome is an annual grass that reproduces by seed. For more information call your Ag Service Department @ 403-362-3266. 

2018-05-09 Common Tansy
This is a picture of Common Tansy, at the early stages. This is a noxious weed that can be found in the County of Newell. Be on the lookout! 
For more information on these weeds, please check out the fact sheets from the Alberta Invasive Plants Network.
Images provided by Nicole Kimmel, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry.