Noxious Weed Control
Mountain Valley Ventures offers Eagle County
the following services in noxious weed control. Mountain Valley
Ventures, Inc. is a licensed applicator for spraying roadside,
open space, pavement joint, landscape beds, flower beds and
noxious weeds in Eagle County is very important and is the law!
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controlling noxious weeds in Eagle County.
Mountain Valley Ventures, Inc.
provides a two or three application program to eliminate these
- Thistles - Canadian,
musk, plumbless and scoth
- Koctia and many
can damage water quality and wildlife habitat and increase
erosion. Land managers are trying
to eradicate the weeds by hand and with
herbicide treatments are recommended. Once in July (just before
the plant goes to bloom) and again after the first frost (when
the plant is dying back). The July treatment will stress the
plant because it uses its root reserves to grow more foliage.
The fall treatment will allow herbicide to be taken into the
root system since the plant is bringing
sugars down into the roots to get ready for winter.
This will be a multi-year process but with persistence you will
gain the upper hand on this tough plant.
healthy native plant communities is the best way to prevent the
establishment of any weed. Canada
Thistle can quickly invade disturbed areas, making
revegetation critical to controlling this plant as well as
other noxious weed
Identification of Thistles
Canada Thistle has
a smooth stem while Musk and Plumeless Thistles have spiny
stems. Canada Thistle flowers form in small clusters
while Musk and Plumeless Thistles are larger and typically form
one flower per long stem.
There are 13
species of Thistle native to Colorado. They don't form dense
colonies like the alien species listed
above. Many have white flowers and can be found at
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