Pesticide Applicator Licensing
The Pine County Planning And Zoning Department offers testing for commercial pesticide applicators. Tests are offered by appointment. For more information on licensing visit the MN Dept. of Agriculture's Pesticide Applicator Licensing page.
Noxious Weed Control
The Pine County Planning and Zoning Department enforces the Minnesota Noxious Weed Law. Landowners are required to eradicate or control weeds from the State Noxious Weed List. The MN Department of Transportation offers a great tool for identifying noxious weeds Here. Additionally, the Pine County Agricultural Inspector can be a resource by calling our office.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & LINKS TO VALUABLE INFORMATION:
Learn how to identify, treat, and control invasive plants through a University of Wisconsin developed Invasive Plant Control Index at http://mipncontroldatabase.wisc.edu/ .
Access numerous invasive plant resources on prevention, early detection, resources, etc. at the Midwest Invasive Plant Network www.MIPN.org
Emerald Ash Borer
Weed District Technical Advisor (a monthly publication and resource on technical topics such as handling herbicide treated pastures, invasive plant management with herbicides, approaches for salt cedar and Russion olive, using herbicides to treat under trees, etc.)
April 2011 Weed District TechAdvisor
Minnesota Department of Agriculture 2014 Commissioner's Order for Noxious Weed Listing and Approval
Noxious and Invasive Weed Program
A Guide to Removal and Disposal of Noxious Weeds in Minnesota