Controlling Noxious Weeds
Minnesota Noxious Weed Law
The Noxious Weed Law affects growing plants. Some plants are noxious because they can harm people, animals, the food we eat, and nature. MDA, county, city, and township officials inspect land and ask owners to control and eradicate noxious weeds that are present in order to keep them from spreading and harming neighboring lands. Land owners that refuse to comply with an official inspectors notice to control noxious weeds are in violation of the Noxious Weed Law and are subject to having the county contract the work to be performed, with all costs being added to their property taxes, or a summons to district court.
Below are some links to help residents identify noxious weeds.
MDA Noxious and Invasive Weed Program site. http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/weedcontrol.aspx.
MDA Noxious Weed list has photos and descriptions to help identify noxious weeds. http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/weedcontrol/noxiouslist.aspx
MNDOT Noxious Weed BOoklet. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadsides/vegetation/pdf/noxiousweeds.pdf