Billings County Weed Control Board

"You Say it We Spray it"

ABOUT US

Billings County Weed Control Board


WHAT WE DO
We assist local landowners control noxious and troublesome weeds throughout Billings County. We work with the federal government and other agencies on weed management on several different allotments throughout the Little Missouri Natural Grasslands. We promote biological, mechanical, and chemical methods of controlling noxious weeds. 

WHO WE ARE
The Billings County Weed Control Board is a County owned organization that was designed to promote the control of noxious weeds. Our goal is to provide a service to our local landowners that isn't available from an outside source. Which gives our landowners a cost effective way to manage and control noxious weeds in hopes of bettering both our County and our neighbors. 

2020 Awareness

Spotted Knapweed

Pictured is a Spotted Knapweed plant, in recent years we have seen an increase in this species throughout our County. We would like to bring awareness to this weed in hopes of eliminating future populations quickly. Spotted Knapweed is a perennial that is spread by seed. It flowers in mid July to August and has a bright pink flower that in some cases will be white. The best way to distinguish Spotted Knapweed from other species of knapweeds is by its black-tipped bracts underneath the flower. 

2020 Awareness

Houndstongue

The picture shows a Houndstongue rosette in the first year of growth. Plants do not make seed until their second year of life. Houndstongue has been a problem weed in Billings County for a number of years and continues to spread throughout North Dakota. It was recently added to the North Dakota State Noxious Weed List. We hope that any additional information we can give to the public will help us better manage Houndstongue in the coming years. 

2020 Awareness

Common Mullein

Common Mullein pictured, is a biennial that doesn't make a seed until its second year of life. It has a long fibrous tap root which makes hand pulling and chopping effective methods of control. A mature plant will be anywhere from two to six feet tall once it is fully grown, with bright yellow flowers.  Common Mullein is invasive in non cropland areas and thrives in dry weather. Livestock find it unpalatable due to its heavy pubescence. It has been found along the railroad tracks and Old Highway 10 in western Billings County. 

We Look Forward To Working With You.