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May 11, 2014

The Morgan Conservation District is asking for residents’ help in fighting the war on weeds, specifically the noxious dyer’s woad that is now widespread in the county and 24 other counties in the state.

The Morgan Conservation District is asking for residents’ help in fighting the war on weeds, specifically the noxious dyer’s woad that is now widespread in the county and 24 other counties in the state.

June 3, 2013

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 
Morgan County youth, ages 6 through 18, are invited to earn a $10 bounty for each 40-pound bag of the noxious weed dyer’s woad that has been dug, collected and returned. 

June 5, 2012

Every year, Morgan County is overrun by an aggressive weed called Dyer’s woad.  Dyer’s woad is a non-palatable, aggressive weed that produces chemicals which inhibit growth in adjacent plants. It has established itself across thousands of acres of western rangeland where the Bureau of Land Management estimates that it can reduce grazing by 38 percent. It is now widespread in Morgan County, as well as in 24 other counties in the state.  Dyer’s woad is a native of southeast Russia and has been used since the 17th century to produce a blue dye extract.  It is thought to have been imported into California in contaminated alfalfa seed and appeared in Brigham City around 1910.

 

June 10, 2011

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded over 2 tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad!

 

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded over 2 tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad!

June 7, 2011

Morgan Conservation District distributed 107 bags to kids eager to fill them up with 40 lbs of dyer’s woad in exchange for a $10.00 bounty! 

 

Morgan Conservation District distributed 107 bags to kids eager to fill them up with 40 lbs of dyer’s woad in exchange for a $10.00 bounty!