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Mild winter could mean a nasty spring for weeds

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -Unless we get a good hard freeze soon, this could be a bad year for weeds.

Robin Kusske at the Franklin County Noxious Weed Control Board says a large variety of weeds are enjoying the mild winter, especially Tackweed, also known as Puncturevine and Goathead.

"It's still green out there. All the winter annuals are just doing a fabulous job. There's a lot of moisture in the soil. It's going to be there in the spring and early summer, and so those weeds are really going to take off." 

Last summer, volunteers walked the trail in Franklin County,pulling tackweed along the way.    The tackweed coalition is looking for volunteers to help out in this year's Great American Tackweed Project. For more information about that and how to control tackweed on your property, click here.

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