Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Noxious Weed Department
John Lee, Director
Dale Jones, Office Manager
614 US Hwy 56
Council Grove, Ks. 66846
620-767-8000 fax
Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:00pm except on all approved county holidays.
The Morris County Noxious Weed Department sells approved chemicals at a cost share to Morris County landowners for the control and eradication of noxious weeds on Morris County land. We do not sell chemicals for brush or general weed control.  If you need assistance in identifying a weed give us a call and we will be happy to help or find someone that can.
Noxious Weeds
The weeds declared noxious are:
Field bindweed
Musk thistle
Sericea lespedeza
Bur ragweed
Canada thistle
Leafy spurge
Hoary cress
Quack grass
Russian knapweed

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. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Noxious Weed Law to everyone who owns or supervises land in Morris 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.
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 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 Department 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.
Failure to Observe this Notice
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.
  • 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 of $1500.