Herb Baker, Weed Control Coordinator
7303 Sharpsburg Pike
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The Washington County Weed Control Program is charged with assisting private and public landowners of Washington County in the management of noxious weeds to comply with Maryland Department of Agriculture in enforcing the Maryland Noxious Weed Law (title 9, Subtitle 4). The first Nuisance Weed Law was legislated in 1969 to protect private and public lands against the spread of Johnsongrass. Currently, Johnsongrass, Shattercane, and four species of thistle have been designated by the law as “noxious” because of their invasiveness, difficulty to control, and economic and aesthetic impact on all Maryland property.
The community benefits through increased productivity of agricultural lands and improved aesthetics of the land, which subsequently increases profitability and land values while decreasing herbicide usage.
Our Objectives and Goals are to: