Transportation Crews to Begin Treating for Noxious Weeds

Mar 10, 2017

Johnson grass
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  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month.

The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highways such as Johnson grass, Giant foxtail and Canada thistle. Nuisance plants can interfere with a driver’s line of vision and cause drainage problems. Damage to infrastructure can also occur if the weeds are left uncontrolled.

KYTC says motorists should use extra caution when crews are spraying for weeds.

 

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