Nemaha County Explores Options For Weed Superintendent

AUBURN – Nemaha County commissioners are exploring options to share a weed superintendent with their neighbors.
In the past, the county has shared with Richardson County, but Richardson County added its weed control duties to Emergency Management Director Brian Kirkendall.
Paul Moyer of the state Agriculture Department said Nemaha County has scored well the past two years with 3,265 of 3,400 points in 2017. He said Nebraska’s weed suppression work is making a difference.
Moyer: “We monitor statewide the infestations to see if we are actually making a difference, and we really are. Since, I think, ’89 we’ve added nine additional noxious weeds all the while reducing the infested acres by about 2 million acres, so we are making a difference.”
Board Chairman Bryan Mellage said the county has completed its year-end reports that include a budget of $10,500. The county reports light infestations of thistles and troublesome spots of sericea lespedeza.

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