The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Todd Breitenfeldt
Project Coordinator 

The Whitehall Project: Purge Leafy Spurge


Leafy spurge is a perennial noxious weed that has sticky, milky white sap. The sap can cause a bad reaction if it gets in people's eyes or on their skin. Cows and much of our native wildlife will not regularly graze it, but sheep and goats can be taught to like it. Spurge has a very deep and extensive root system so pulling or burning it do not work. There are herbicides that work well if used correctly, contact your County Weed Coordinator for information, equipment, and chemicals. The Whitehall Project deals with the insects that help control it. We also are monitoring 10 research p...

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