Monday, May 25, 2020
     

NOXIOUS WEED DEPARTMENT

141 NORTH COBLE
MARION, KANSAS 66861

PHONE  620-382-3190

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
7:30 A.M. TO  4 P.M.

This County office is charged with enforcing the State Noxious Weed Law within the County boundaries.

KS Governor Laura Kelly's Press Release  Effective Friday, May 22nd, a modified Phase Two will take place with a new mass gathering limit of 15 individuals.  All businesses and activities slated for Phase 2 will be allowed with the exception of bars/night clubs and swimming pools.

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.

Effective May 19, 2020 (and throughout the duration of the Governor's "Phase 1.5" period - at least through June 1st) County offices are open with some restrictions.  Public access is limited to the South entrance.  Health/travel screening questions will be required prior to admittance.  Wearing a mask is highly encouraged during any face to face meeting, along with proper social distancing.  Driver's License services will not be offered at this time.  The Department on Aging and the Planning & Zoning Office are open by appointment only.  In person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time. 
 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to safely transition back to full public access over time.  The safety of our citizens and employees is of paramount importance.  County staff is available to answer your questions by phone or email.  Please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Treasurer:  620.382.2180
Vehicle Dept:
  620.382.3106
County Clerk:  620.382.2185
Register of Deeds:  620.382.2151
County Attorney:  620.382.2243
District Court:  620.382.2104
Appraiser:  620.382.3715
Mapping:  620.382.3778
Road & Bridge:  620.382.3761

PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  In-person attendance at the County Commission meetings is not allowed at this time due to mass gathering restrictions.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/639484901 or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901#.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.

 

Effective immediately, the Noxious Weed & Household Hazardous Waste Office will be
OPEN Fridays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

(closed Monday thru Thursday) until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Questions?  Contact the Clerk's office at 620-382-2185 or coclerk@marioncoks.net.

MARION COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT: ***NOTICE***

COTTON AND GRAPE GROWERS IN MARION COUNTY SHOULD CONTACT THE NOXIOUS WEED OFFICE TO PROTECT THEIR SENSITIVE CROPS FROM DAMAGE BY HERBICIDES BEING APPLIED TO ROADSIDES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.  WE ONLY HAND/SPOT SPRAY NOXIOUS WEEDS INSTEAD OF BROADCAST SPRAYING THE ENTIRE DITCH.

***NOTICE***

The Kansas Legislature has declared 12 weeds as noxious. They are:

Two additional weeds are County optional, Multiflora Rose and Bull Thistle. Neither has been declared noxious by Marion County.  Please see the Kansas Department of Agriculture link below for pictures and methods of control.

The four weeds listed in bold type above are the ones currently infesting and considered noxious in Marion County. Leafy spurge and hoary cress have been found and treated in isolated spots and are being monitored for re-growth.

Chemicals available at the Noxious Weed Office are for the treatment of noxious weeds only. All sales are final. When purchasing chemicals at the Weed Office, bring your checkbook or cash (we cannot accept credit cards), the name of the owner, operator, applicator, legal description of the land, name of weed to be treated and per acre amount of application.  If you wish to purchase Tordon 22K, you must have a valid private or commercial applicators license to purchase.  We will verify that it is current when you come to purchase this chemical.  If you are having someone besides one of the cooperatives or chemical spray companies, that person with the applicator license must be present when the purchase is made as they have to sign invoice at that time.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Chemicals available for purchase for Noxious Weeds:

  • 2,4-D Amine #4
  • 2,4-D Lo Vol #4
  • Dicamba (Banvel)
  • Escort XP
  • Glyphosate (Round Up)
  • Milestone
  • Plateau
  • Remedy
  • Tordon 22K (must have applicator license to purchase)

Cost Share Certificates are also available from this office. These act as discount coupons for purchase of approved chemicals from chemical dealers. These certificates shall be issued prior to the chemical purchase.  We also work with the local coops and spray companies, including aerial spray companies, to provide the cost share certificates after the acreage has been sprayed to get an accurate amount of chemicals used. 

Before issuing a cost share certificate, the weed office needs to know the name of the landowner and operator, name of the applicator, type of weed infestation, legal description of the ground, per acre rate of chemical application, and number of acres to be treated.

The K-State Research and Extension Bookstore publishes a Chemical Weed Control Guide for field crops, range land, pastures & noncropland.  It includes general information about herbicide usage, calibration of sprayers, herbicide premixes as well as herbicides that can be used on certain weeds and trees.Noxious weed information starts on page 139 and information for trees starts on page 131.  2019 Chemical Weed Guide

We do not sell chemicals for trees.  Here is some information that we give out to anyone asking about trees.  Brush & Weed Control in Rangeland & Pasture by Doug Shoup & Rangeland and Pasture Brush and Weed Control by Gary Kilgore.  


Herbicide Formulations - Dow AgroScience - This sheet provides the amount of liquid/dry herbicide you need to 1 gallon of water or 100 gallons of water

General Notice

Kansas Noxious Weed Law

Noxious Weeds

Drift Watch

Kansas State Agencies

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Alternative Crops

United States Department of Agriculture

Environmental Protect Agency – Pesticide Programs

Endangered Species

Crop Pesticides

Invasive Plants

Weed Alert