It is State Law that Sibley County inspects seed, feed and fertilizer businesses for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Truth in labeling is the reason for sampling seed for consumer protection.
Sibley County works with cities and townships on weed inspections. In the spring, public notices are published in the local newspapers to landowners to destroy noxious weeds on their property. In addition, letters are sent to the city and township officials to check all lands for noxious weeds and/or nuisance weeds. The township officials conduct weed tours in June and July. If noxious weeds are found, the townships report to the county to send out such notices to the individual landowners.
The noxious weeds should be destroyed or eradicated by effective methods to prevent the weeds from blooming and seeds maturing or spreading by roots or root stock.
2018 Noxious and Invasive Weeds
Giant Ragweed was also added to the Sibley County List of Noxious and Invasive Weeds.
Click here for the list.