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Pesticide applicator workshop March 14
The annual Garfield & Eagle County Pesticide Applicator Workshop is slated for March 14 in Glenwood Springs. The workshop includes precertification training for the Private Pesticide Applicator License, and continuing education credits for current cardholders and commercial applicators in the categories of rangeland pest control, and industrial and right-of-way weed control.

The workshop takes place Tuesday, March 14, from 8 am to 3 pm, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road, Glenwood Springs.

Presenters include: CSU Extension Specialist Thia Walker, who will present three topics on pesticide safety education; Colorado State Weed Coordinator Steve Ryder, with updates on state noxious weed rules and regulations; Palisade Insectary Director Dan Bean, will review the latest developments in range and riparian weed biocontrols; and Garfield County Vegetation Manager Steve Anthony will discuss the differences between native and noxious thistles.

The preregistration deadline is March 9. Cost of the workshop is $45.

For more information call Garfield County Vegetation Management, 970-945-1377, ext. 4305 or CSU Extension Garfield County, 970-625-3969 or

Sandy Jackson and Jim Campbell release boring weevils2017 Weed Calendar
The 2017 Weeds of Garfield County calendar is now available. The free calendar, produced by Garfield County Vegetation Management, features images of local people and landscapes and information about troublesome weeds that are invading the land we call home. The calendars are available at all county branch libraries, the Clerk and Recorder’s office on the first floor in the county administration building at in Rifle at 195 West 14th St., Building D, and the first floor reception office in the county building at 108 8th Street in Glenwood Springs. You can also contact Garfield County Vegetation Management at 970-945-1377, ext. 4305 or email.
Sandy Jackson and Jim Campbell release boring weevils2016 Noxious Weed Cost Share Application
Since 1999, the Board of County Commissioners has set aside funds for the Garfield County Noxious Weed Cost Share Program. The program is a partnership between Garfield County Vegetation Management and the local conservation districts.

This program provides partial financial assistance to eligible landowners for the management of county and state listed noxious weeds in Garfield County. Last year the program assisted 56 landowners and resulted in the treatment of more than 1900 acres of land in Garfield County.  See application for details!
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Sandy Jackson and Jim Campbell release boring weevilsPurge the Spurge
Through June 3, residents are invited to pull two invasive noxious weeds – myrtle and cypress spurge. Sponsors will offer vouchers for the pulled spurge redeemable for plants at Mountain Valley Greenhouse in Glenwood Springs.
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Sandy Jackson and Jim Campbell release boring weevils Weevil release
In late May, Garfield County Vegetation Management received 2400 insects from the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Insectary in Palisade, to manage the county-listed noxious weed Dalmatian toadflax.
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fence weedsWeed Wise
Garfield County Vegetation Management is releasing Weed Wise, an informative insight into noxious weeds throughout Garfield County. The third edition focuses on Russian Knapweed.
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West Nile precautions
Mosquitoes are appearing in unusually high numbers in Garfield County, prompting the risk of West Nile virus infections. Take precautions, West Nile mosquitoes appeared in five Colorado counties, including Mesa County last year.
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Steve Anthony, Garfield County
Vegetation Manager, 970-945-1377, ext. 4305.
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195 West 14th Street, Building D, Suite 310
Rifle, CO 81650
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