WEED & PEST DEPARTMENT
Nathan Jagim, Weed & Pest Supervisor
20621 131st Avenue, Sturgis, SD 57785
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Meade County Weed and Pest is responsible for the implementation of an integrated management plan for invasive species throughout the county. This plan requires cooperation with private landowners, government and non-government agencies, and the Meade County Weed and Pest Board. The duties of Meade County Weed and Pest are to control the spread of invasive species on County Right-of-Ways and to assist private landowners and major stakeholders with proper management techniques and strategies. Only with full participation from all parties can we develop a strategic plan to limit the expenses we all endure due to these new and established invaders.
Work performed by Meade County Weed and Pest include managing invasive species infestations through biological, chemical, and cultural methods. These tasks include treating invasive plants along roadsides and waterways, managing prairie dogs to limit the spread of infestations and diseases, and the trapping, monitoring and treatment of mosquitoes throughout the county.
Meade County Locally Declared Noxious Weeds
Weeds may be designated locally noxious upon request from counties and approval from the South Dakota Weed and Pest Control Commission. Local noxious weeds have the following characteristics:
The weed is biennial, perennial, or a pernicious annual.
The weed is capable of spreading rapidly.
The weed is not controllable without special preventative or management practices.
The weed is capable of materiall reducing production of crops and livestock.
The weed is capable of decreasing the value of the land.
For more information on Local Noxious Weeds, see Forms & Documents above
South Dakota State Declared Noxious Weeds
A weed must possess the following characteristics to be declared noxious statewide:
The weed is perennial.
The weed has unique capability to spread rapidly.
The weed is not controllable without special prevention or management
The weed is capable of decreasing the value of land.
The weed is capable of materially reducing the production of crops or livestock.
The weed is not native to South Dakota.
For more information on State Noxious Weeds, see Forms & Documents above