Based on the premise that weeds that are never planted will never need to be controlled, the District will work to prevent the introduction of new harmful species into the county, or the spread of these species into areas of the county they do not currently inhabit. Prevention saves time and money in the long run and reduces the negative or non-target consequences of control activity.
The primary preventive techniques are public education, certified weed free hay, good seed laws, quarantine, and early detection on new infestations coupled to rapid response.
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Pesticide applicator training and certification is handled through the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UWCES). Anyone interested in becoming certified should contact their local Extension office.
Fremont County Weed and Pest in partnership with the Extension office does offer spring-time training sessions for private applicators. Dates and locations for these training sessions will be posted here after the first of the year.
Re-certification for Applicator Licence -- WWMA Conference, January 18th-20th 2011
WY Dept. of Agriculture Technical Services (information and documents for applicator training)
UWCES Pest Management Center (links to downloadable training manuals and contact information)
Basic Guide to Weeds and Herbicides (PDF, courtesy of UWCES)
1/128 Calibration Guide (PDF, courtesy of UWCES)
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Manual (PDF, large 26mb, courtesy of UWCES)
Cost share for the treatment of Designated Noxious Weeds is available at all Fremont County agricultural dealerships such as Rocky Mountain Agronomy, Big Horn Co-Op, Wind River Ag and Fremont County Weed & Pest. If chemical is purchased outside of Fremont County but is going to be sprayed on Fremont County land, an application can be filled out for a cost share reimbursement.
Cost shares for fencing is also available on a case-by-case basis.
|Herbicide||Weed District Share|
|2,4D and MCP "Amine" Formulations||$0.50 per lb ai|
|2,4D and MCP "Ester" Formulations||$0.75 per lb ai|
|Chaparral||$2.20 per ounce|
|Curtail or Curtail M||$20.00 per gallon|
|Dicamba (Banvel, Clarity, Vanquish)||$5.00 per lb product|
|Escort / Ally||$2.00 per ounce|
|Garlon / Remedy||$40.00 per gallon|
|Milestone||$1.10 per ounce|
|Redeem||$40.00 per gallon|
|Roundup / Glyphosate||$2.50 per lb ai|
|Telar||$8.00 per ounce|
|Tordon 22k / Outpost (Restricted Use, Licence Required)||$36.00 per gallon|
|Weedmaster (Rifle-D, Brash)||$5.00 per gallon|
All cost share claims must be submitted for payment by December 1st.
*Cost Share will not exceed the landowner's actual cost of the product.
On July 1, 1990 the Wyoming Special Weed Management Act went into effect for leafy spurge control in our county. Russian Knapweed, located within the Bad Water / Poison Creek Weed Management Area, was added as a second Special Management Program target weed in 2010.
Any Fremont County landowner owning property that contains Leafy Spurge may apply for the special cost share program. Please call the Lander or Riverton office for more information.
Landowners owning property within the BW/PC WMA may contact Mike Willie for more information on Russian Knapweed cost share program.