Rush Skeletonweed

Plant Overview-

Rush Skeletonweed is a menace to rangeland ecosystems; capable of reproducing by root as well as seed, this perennial member of the sunflower family boasts formidable versatility through its substantial root system, a capacity to flourish during drought, all too easily wind-borne seed, very little leaf surface by which to translocate many common herbicides and the ability to produce offspring from root fragments as small as 1/2″ rendering digging or tillage as very unfavorable control methods.

The ACNWCB considers this specie as one of the most significant threats to natural resources in the county and is a “Class B Designate” noxious weed meaning that the specie is designated for control as it is currently not ubiquitously widespread in our area.

Cost-Sharing Details-

*NOTICE* Funding has ended for the 2018 Cost-Share Programs. Funding is expected to begin again in 2019 for the Cost-Share Programs.


BenefitThe ACNWCB offers a 1:1 matching rate up to a $500 expense by the weed board per landowner ((e.g. ACNWCB contributes $500, landowner contiributes $500) for the treatment of rush skeletonweed. Expenses beyond this $500 ACNWCB cost-share limit will be the responsibility of the landowner.

Work will be done on a first-come first-serve basis until funds are exhausted or environmental conditions prohibit treatment.

How to Apply- 

Complete and submit both forms below and coordinate with the Program Coordinator for mapping of your treatment area. Be sure to agree to and e-sign the “Herbicide Application and Cost-Share Contract” on this page!

Herbicide Application and Cost-Share Contract

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I, [swift_name size=”medium”], as the landowner or individual assigned as manager of the property, agree to the following terms set forth by the Asotin County Noxious Weed Control Board:

[swift_initials] I will be responsible for the costs of all off target herbicide damage from aerial or ground application by providing sufficient maps of desired application area and/or coordinating directly (in person) with the applicator and/or program coordinator for the Asotin County Noxious Weed Control Board (damage caused by malfunction of spray equipment or pilot error is the applicator’s responsibility.)

[swift_initials] I acknowledge that due to flight variables the pilot will not give notice to me before the aerial application occurs.

[swift_initials] I will inform the applicator of any necessary concerns or information including but not limited to: boundaries, sensitive plants, crops, animals or management areas, potential sensitive adjacent property cropping rotations or any additional item the owner or manager deems to be a necessary concern. The landowner or individual appointed as manger of the property will not hold the applicator responsible in regard to grievances that are not expressly communicated as necessary concerns.

[swift_initials] I will hold harmless, indemnify and defend Asotin County and the Asotin Couny Noxious Weed Control Board, its officers, officials, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, liability, loss, expenses, damages and judgements of any nature whatsoever including reasonable costs and attorney’s fees in defense therof, for injury, sickness, disability or death to persons or damage to property or business caused by or arising out of Landowner/Operator/Applicator’s acts, errors or omissions.


I agree to the terms of the Herbicide Application and Cost-Share Contract above