Will mowing alone control my noxious weeds?

Generally you will find that this form of control will not work all summer because the plants will start to bloom lower than your mower blade. Mowing is one important method in stopping seed production, but should be used along with other control measures to stop the spread of noxious weeds. 

For example, mowing is not entirely effective on Spotted knapweed or Leafy spurge, but a diligent 3 year mowing program on Canada thistle may achieve around 90% control if mowed at the early bud stage of growth (several times during the growing season) followed by a fall application of herbicides. This will increase the control efforts and help to cause the thistle to collapse.

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1. What are noxious weeds?
2. How is a plant designated as a noxious weed?
3. I have some weeds growing on my property and I am not sure if they are noxious or not. Can someone come look at them and tell me what they are and how to get rid of them?
4. What do I do if my neighbor has weeds and isn't doing anything about them?
5. What agency controls weeds on the County's right-of-ways?
6. What should I spray my noxious weeds with?
7. Why are noxious weeds considered a material defect to my property?
8. How do I get a pesticide license?
9. Will mowing alone control my noxious weeds?
10. I'm not going to worry about my seeds and let nature take it course and leave my land "natural."
11. I don't want to spray my weeds because herbicides are very toxic and will remain in the soil where they are sprayed.