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The Noxious Weed Control Authority is addressing noxious weed control on public lands as well as private lands. We are working with the 20 different land managers of public property and railroads in Lancaster County. They all now have acceptable long-range noxious weed control plans. The implementation of these plans is monitored very closely. If acceptable control is not being obtained, whatever action needed is taken to get acceptable control.
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The office is located at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Building B south across the street from the County Extension Office.
The Director of the Department of Agriculture establishes which non-native and harmful plants are noxious and the control measures to be used in preventing their spread.
Yes. The following weeds have been officially designated as noxious in Nebraska:
The Nebraska Noxious Weed Control Act states that it is the duty of each person who owns or controls land to effectively control noxious weeds on such land.
Yes, the following are found in the County:
Yes, the following are found in the City:
Contact the Weed Control Authority at 402-441-7817 or submit a complaint. You may also search the website to see if there is an active weed inspection on the complaint property.
The City of Lincoln Municipal Code states It shall be the duty of every owner of real estate in the city to cut and clear, or clear, such real estate, together with one-half of the streets and alleys abutting thereon, of all weeds or worthless vegetation whenever such weeds or worthless vegetation shall extend more than six inches above the ground. The Code considers this to be any uncontrolled or uncultivated growth of vegetation which is a safety and health hazard. Dandelions and bindweed are not considered a violation of this ordinance.
It shall be the duty of every owner of real estate in the city to cut and clear, or clear, such real estate, together with one-half of the streets and alleys abutting thereon, of all weeds or worthless vegetation whenever such weeds or worthless vegetation shall extend more than six inches above the ground.
Calls about non-noxious, overgrown weeds within the City of Lincoln should be made to the Noxious Weed Control Authority at 402-441-7817 or submit a complaint. You may also search the website to see if there is an active weed inspection on the complaint property or email the Weed Control Authority.
Yes, the Nebraska Noxious Weed Control Act authorizes entry onto private land for the purpose of inspecting or performing their duty, if reasonable care is exercised.
Inspections are made of properties with infestations found in the past, where it is felt they are needed to assure that control is accomplished. In addition, all complaint sites and newly observed infestations are inspected. Over 3,000 sites are inspected each year.
The persons owning or controlling the land are responsible for funding weed control work on such land.
Failure to comply with written notice given by the control authority is subject to a fine of up to $1,500, or being billed for control work done.
Check the information on weed authority pages or pick up publications from the county extension service office. Your county weed superintendent can identify each noxious weed and will assist you in any needed control measures that may be required.
While the growing and use of Marijuana is not legal, it is not very competitive with agricultural crops. The illegal growing or use of Marijuana should be reported to the State Patrol.
There is no county-wide ordinance that requires that non-noxious, overgrown weeds be controlled. You should call whoever owns or controls the land. You can call the County Engineer at 402-441-7797 if the overgrowth is on County roadsides.
There are many acceptable control recommendations for the noxious weeds based upon where the weeds are growing and stage of growth of the weeds. You may obtain recommendations for your particular situation by contacting the Noxious Weed Control Authority office at 402-441-7817.
There are no known biological controls for noxious weeds that will provide complete control. But they can be used as a part of a long-range noxious weed control program.