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Beaverhead County Weed District

Jack Eddie, Weed Coordinator
E-mail: jeddie@beaverheadcounty.org
Amber Burch Assistant Weed Coordinator
E-mail: aburch@beaverheadcounty.org

Mailing Address:
Beaverhead County Weed District
2 South Pacific STE# 12
Dillon, Montana 59725
Ph: (406) 683-3790
Cell: (406) 660-0594
Fax: (406) 683-3769
 

Office Hours:
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Winter
6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Summer

Mission:

Beaverhead County Weed District mission is to bring together those responsible for weed management within Beaverhead County to develop common management objectives, facilitate effective treatment and coordination efforts along logical geographic boundaries with similar land types, use patterns and problem species. Cooperators include private landowners, county government, state agencies, federal land management agencies, other interested agencies and individuals.

Services:

Help facilitate weed control County wide for noxious weeds, provide education opportunity County wide.

Advisory Board:

Beaverhead County Weed Board role is to administer the County Noxious Weed Program, which includes budgeting, education, spraying county roads, noxious weed trust fund grants, and the Montana County Weed Control Act.

Members:

The County Weed Board meets on the 4th Monday of each of the following months: April, May, June, July, August, September, October at the Pioneer Plaza, Tom Welch Room at 7:00 p.m.

Frequently Asked Question:

REMEMBER ONLY USE WATER TO CALIBRATION

Spot Treatment Calibration:

  1. Measure and mark off 18.5 ft. X 18.5 ft. in target area.
  2. Spray area uniformly with water and record number of seconds it takes.
  3. Spray water into container for this amount of time.
  4. Amount of water collected in container in fluid ounces equals spray volume in gallons per acre.
  5. Boomless Sprayer Calibration
  6. Measure effective swath width.
  7. Determine calibration course by using the following: (Divide 5460 square feet (1/8 acre) by the swath width in feet.) Example: calibration distance for 32 foot swath width = 5460 divided by 32 = 171 feet.
  8. Drive this course in the gear and rpm you will use when actually spraying. Record the time in seconds. Do this twice and average the time.
  9. Park and maintain the same rpm, pressure.
  10. Turn on the sprayer and use a trash bag and bucket to catch the water for exactly the same number of seconds required to drive the calibration course.
  11. Pints caught = gallons per acre.

 

 

Helpful Weed Sites:

Montana Weed Control Association
www.mtweed.org

Montana War on Weeds
www.mtwow.org

For a detailed list and pictures of area weeds, click here.

 

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