County plans cost-share for herbicides

RBC I Rio Blanco County will again be selling herbicide and offering cost-share on select chemicals. The Rio Blanco County Weed Department will sell herbicide at the Fairgrounds in Meeker on Thursday mornings from 7-11:30 a.m. and delivering pre-orders to the Rangely area on Thursday afternoons starting May 2.
Folks from Rangely just need to call the weed department office (878-9670) ahead of time to pre-order their chemical.
The cost share program on chemicals will work as follows: for individuals who complete a management plan, a 50 percent cost-share will be available up to a maximum of $500. For individuals who do not complete a management plan, a 25 percent cost-share will be available up to a maximum of $250.
Cost-share dollars will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Chemicals such as 2, 4-D, non-selective chemicals like Roundup, surfactants and dyes are excluded from the cost-share program but will be available for purchase.
Management plans can be as simple or complex as you would like, but must contain the following: A map of the area where you will be spraying, and this can either be an aerial photo or hand drawn; include any relevant information such as property lines, nearby roads, creeks and weed species locations; on the back of your map or on a separate sheet, please list the chemicals you would like to use as well as the rates that they will be applied.
Assistance can be obtained for drafting a management plan by calling the above number or stopping by the office located at the Fairgrounds.
Management plans can be brought in for review when chemicals are purchased. If you have any questions or would like more information call or stop by the office.