How Do I Control Noxious Weeds?

Depending on the type of noxious weeds you find, varying degrees of control methods are available. If you have discovered weeds on your property, here are a few tips to help you manage the situation.

  • Research and try to identify the weeds. Are they considered noxious?
  • Contact a local weed control resource agency for assistance in identifying weeds if needed.
  • Determine which weed control management practices will work for you.
  • Create a long-term weed control management plan. 
  • While protecting desirable plants and features, develop a list of non-invasive plants for replanting.

Staff in the Douglas County Natural Resources Department, Douglas County OSU Extension Office, Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District, Umpqua Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Noxious Weed Control Program can provide educational and technical assistance in developing a plan to control noxious weeds and help you to foster healthy plant communities.