As a land owner, you take pride in your property and have an obligation to both yourself and your neighbors to manage noxious weeds on your land. Noxious weeds crowd out native species and take over ecosystems, which causes unsightly weed infestations that can degrade the value of your property.
If an infestation is caught early stage, it can be relatively inexpensive to control and possible to eradicate entirely. If left untreated, a small infestation can spread and displace native plants; leaving land that is degraded, has a lowered property value, and is very costly to treat. Often, it takes several years of repetitious treatment to manage a weed infestation.
To obtain a copy of the Weed Management on Small Acreages in Montana publication, visit the Montana State University Extension Store.