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November 9, 2013

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

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. 

April 29, 2013

Morgan County is making equipment available to the public in an effort to control noxious weeds county-wide.  Backpack sprayers and sprayers that can be attached to ATVs will be available Mondays and Thursdays from the county extension office free of charge for county residents.  The equipment was purchased by the Morgan County Weed Board.

Weed spraying equipment available to residents

July 18, 2012

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded three tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad. This is a one ton increase from last year!

 
Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded three tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad. This is a one ton increase from last year!

July 6, 2012

 
County seeing uptick in building permits

The number of building permits is on the rise this year, said Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen.  So far this year, 20 applicants have filed building permits.  That is an increase compared to four at this time last year.

County seeing uptick in building permits

The number of building permits is on the rise this year, said Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen.  So far this year, 20 applicants have filed building permits.  That is an increase compared to four at this time last year.
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.