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Noxious Weed Program

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Russian Knapweed

Herbicides intended to manage county listed noxious weeds are available to Otero County landowners with a private applicators license. The district has a few requirements to participate in the cost-share program...

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African Rue
Noxious Weed Program BrochureNoxious Weed Program GuidelinesNoxious Weed Mapping Release Form2020 Updated NM Noxious Weed List

The USFS has a really good reference book to identify noxious weeds it is available online at:

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Musk Thistle

For additional local information, check out these pages...

Otero County Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners of Otero County Facebook Page 

Seasonal Noxious Weed Spray

Commercial Applicator Release w photo point.pdf

Each year the Otero County Commission grants funding to the Otero SWCD for noxious weed treatment. A Commercial Applicator conducts treatments to help control the transport of noxious weed seed to un-infested areas. The Otero SWCD assists landowners with the management of noxious weeds on their private lands with the financial assistance from various grant resources such as the Bureau of Land Management and New Mexico Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department.  If you would like to participate in this program, complete the form above and return it to or the Otero SWCD office at 3501 Mesa Village Drive, Alamogordo, NM  88310.