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Posted on: September 5, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Certified Spraying in Northern Tier of Story County through September 15

Spot brush spraying began in August and will continue through the middle of September in the northern tier of Story County.

Joe Kooiker, roadside biologist with Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management, said that Brush and Weed Control Specialists have contracted with Story County to spot treat small trees and brush under 10 feet on the roadsides in Howard, Lincoln, Sherman, and Warren townships.

“Certified applicators will be operating 4-wheelers with sprayers in the Right of Way (ROW), while applying registered herbicides,” Kookier said.

Kooiker said there are some exceptions during this process. Spraying will exclude brush that is taller than 10 feet or trees that cannot be effectively treated without causing damage outside ROW; such as trees in fence lines or adjacent to farmsteads or other sensitive areas (organic or special crop).

Spraying should conclude by September 15. For more information about this project, contact IRVM Roadside Biologist Joe Kooiker at 515-382-7367 or email

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Joe Kooiker
Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-382-7367

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