WEED CONTROL OFFICE

The Bottineau County Commission appoints members of the Bottineau County Weed Board to be the noxious weed control authority within the boundaries of Bottineau County.  The Weed Board hires a Weed Officer to administer the policies of the Board, the ND Commisisioner of Agriculture and noxious weed law as required by the ND Century Code.  The Weed Control Office is located in the Bottineau County Courthouse.

BOTTINEAU COUNTY WEED BOARD MEMBERS
LINKS FOR WEEDS
President: Paul Johnson
Vice President: Lyle Gravseth
Secretary: David Berge
Member: Darwin Peterson
Member: Terrence Volk
Weed Officer: 

BIO CONTROL

The "black dot" flea beetle was first released in Canada in 1983 with great success.  

 

A decrease in leafy spurge plant density is the first indication of insect impact.  

 

Over a long period of time,  the larvae will destroy  lateral roots and the taproot.  

Native grasses can then revegetate the land.

The "black" flea beetle was first released into Montana in 1987.  

 

This species does well in moist areas with loamy soils as well as sunny, dry locations.

 

Adults feed on the leaves and flowers.  

 

Larvae feed in or on the root hairs and young roots.

The "brown-legged" flea beetle was released in ND in 1993.

 

Preferred habitat is moist to wet loamy soils.  Dry sites are considered unfavorable.

 

Very similar to czwalinae except that the hind femora is brown instead of black.

 

All of these beetle species feed only on leafy spurge.

Bottineau County

NORTH DAKOTA