to 12:00 Noon
1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday (May 1st - September
6:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday (October 1st - April
7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
12:00 Noon to 3:30 p.m.
OFFICE : 620-532-5187
CELL No. : 620-532-4255
CURRENT NOXIOUS WEED BID LETTINGS:
Bids for Chemicals are due in the Kingman
County Clerk's office on December 14, 2012 at 12:00p.m. Said bids will be opened on December 17th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.Please send the Kingman County Noxious Weed Department 2 separate bids:1. The first bid on total or "all or nothing" basis based on the chemicals listed below.2. The second bid on an individual or "piece by piece" basis based on the chemicals
listed below3. You may submit bids in either
or both manner.Please click link below for list of Chemicals to bid.
CHEMICAL BID LIST
NOXIOUS WEED DEPARTMENT
Kingman County Noxious Weed Department is to control and eradicate noxious weeds county-wide. The Kansas Noxious
Weed Law was enacted in 1937 and has listed 12 weeds in the state as "noxious" for their various characteristics,
such as an invasive and prolific growth patterns, persistent stand qualities, and crop competition resulting in economic loss.
Of the twelve weeds listed by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, for are found right here in Kingman County.
four are: field bindweed, Johnson grass, Musk Thistle, and Sericea Lespedeza. Also included in the KDA's list as
an "optional" weed is the Multi-flora Rose.
Kingman County's Weed Department provides chemicals and
application assistance to private land owners, Townships, and County and State Rights of Way. Other responsibilities
include annually surveying ten sections in the county which are determined by the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture for weed infestations
and maintaining reports of chemical sales, acreage treated, acreage surveyed, and total infested acres.
to Greg, the county utilizes seasonal help during the peak growing season. Those seasonal employees are usually a combination
of clerical support and/or spray applicators. Once the rainy season starts, as we Kansans all know, the weeds can quickly
take over. Greg's department is ready and able to keep that from happening!
Musk thistle normally requires two years to complete its life cycle (i.e. biennial or winter annual). Occasionally, the
plant completes its life cycle in one growing season (i.e. summer annual). the typical biennial musk thistle exhibits itself
the first year in the from of a rosette, a cluster of tightly packed leaves laying flat on the ground.
vary in diameter from a few inches to three feet. Musk thistle overwinters as a rosette. During the rosette stage (either
fall or spring) musk thistle is most susceptible to chemical control.
In its second year of growth, the
musk thistle plant will leave the rosette stage as its stem elongates (bolts) toward the mature, flowering plant. Chemical
control is less effective during the bolted stage and chemical susceptibility continues to decline as the plant reaches maturity.
The leaves of musk thistle are deeply lobed (segmented), hairless, and are dark green with a light green mid-rib.
A silver-gray leaf margin is characteristic of each spine-tipped lobe. The leaf base extends down the stem to give the plant
a winged appearance.
Musk thistle is the first of the Kansas thistles to bloom in the spring. Flowering
begins in mid-May and continues through early July. Each head consists of many tightly packed rose to purple colored flowers
encased in a series of spine-tipped, green bracts. The terminal (uppermost) head is 11/2 - 3 inches
in diameter, solitary, and generally bent over or nodding. The mature plant is generally branched, with lower branch producing
one or more heads. Flowering begins with the terminal head and progresses downward. Musk thistle heads are distinguished by
their "powder puff" shape.