Department Summary

The purpose of the Saline County Noxious Weed Department is to provide information and materials to the public to help control and eradicate Noxious Weeds as well as to enforce Kansas State Noxious Weed laws.

We spray primarily in the months of March to October depending on weather, using appropriate methods and chemicals. We continuously strive to improve our relationships and educate our community and property owners and to be a resource to anyone who needs help eradicating noxious weeds.

General Notice to Control Noxious Weeds

The Kansas Noxious Weed Law K.S.A. 2-1314 et seq requires all persons who own or supervise land in Kansas to control and eradicate all weeds declared noxious by legislative action.

The weeds declared Noxious are:

  • Field Bindweed
  • Musk thistle 
  • Johnsongrass
  • Bur ragweed
  • Canada thistle
  • Leafy spurge
  • Hoary cress
  • Quackgrass
  • Russian knapweed
  • Kudzu
  • Pignut. 
  • Sericea lespedeza* 

*Sericea lespedeza is a County Option Noxious Weed declared noxious by the Board of County Commissioners of Saline County. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Kansas Noxious Weed Law to every person who owns or supervises land in Saline County that noxious weeds growing or found on such land shall be controlled and eradicated. Control is defined as preventing the production of viable seed and the vegetative spread of the plant.

Failure to observe this notice may result in the County:

  • Serving a legal notice requiring control of the noxious weeds within a minimum of five days. Failure to control the noxious weeds within the time period allowed may result in the county treating the noxious weeds at the landowners' expense and placing a lien on the property if the bill is not paid within 30 days or,
  • Filing criminal charges for non-compliance. Conviction for non-compliance may result in a fine of $100 per day of non-compliance with a maximum fine of $1500.

The public is also hereby notified that it is a violation of the Kansas Noxious Weed Law to barter, sell or give away infested nursery stock or livestock feed unless the feed is fed on the farm where grown or sold to a commercial processor that will destroy the viability of the noxious weed seed. Custom harvesting machines must be labeled with a label provided by the Kansas Dept. Of Agriculture and must be free of all weed seed and litter when entering the State and when leaving a field infested with noxious weeds. Additional information may be obtained from the Saline County Noxious Weed Department or by contacting the Kansas Dept. Of Agriculture, 901 S. Kansas, Topeka, KS 66612.









23 KUDZU.pdf


23 PIGNUT.pdf

Spray Right of Ways

Our department maintains county roadsides and ditches throughout the year for Noxious and non-noxious weeds through chemical treatment

Inspect Pastures

As requested by the state we must routinely inspect properties and pastures throughout the county

Chemicals We Sell

  • Escort
  • 2-4D 4# LV ester
  • Tordon 22K- must have chemical license to purchase
  • Hi-Dep
  • 2-4D amine
  • Glyphosate
  • Milestone
  • Roadside dicamba

Give Advice

Available during business hours to advise customers and property owners on treatment methods and rates of chemicals

Tackle Complaints

Please use our private online complaint form to Report a Concern form

Meet the Staff

David Flaherty II

Expo/Weed/Farm Director

(785) 819-3094

Dawn Parrish

Administrative Aide

(785) 826-6531


900 Greeley Avenue
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 826 6530
Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday
(chemical sales end at 4:30 PM)
Closed Weekends & Holidays
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