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Keeping Noxious Weeds at Bay is an Ongoing Battle

By Reagan ConnellyInvasive species of weeds are an annual problem for John McKee. McKee is Emergency Manager for Jefferson and Saline counties as well as Weed Superintendent. He oversees the extermination of noxious weeds in Jefferson County.There are 12 types of noxious weeds in Nebraska but not all 12 can be found in Jefferson County, McKee said.When a plant is labeled as noxious it is put on a watchlist which is released to the weed superintendents for counties. “If we’ve got something in our area that’s starting to look aggressive, we can throw it on the watchlist,” McKee said.After a plant is put on the watchlist the weed association an...

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