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15.06.05.00.htm 15.06.05.00. Title 15 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 06 PLANT PEST CONTROL Chapter 05 Regulation of Noxious Weeds Authority: Agriculture Article, §9-401 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland
15.06.05.01.htm 15.06.05.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations establish a list of plants and weeds that are considered to be noxious weeds in this State. They also describe programs or practices that the Department may carry out that are necessary for the control and eradication of noxious weeds.
15.06.05.02.htm 15.06.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Department” means the Maryland Department of Agriculture.. 2) “Noxious weed” means an annual, biennial, or perennial weed or plant that adversely affects or threatens agricultural production.3) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary’s designee..
15.06.05.03.htm 15.06.05.03. 03 Noxious Weed List.. The Secretary has determined that the following weeds and plants are noxious weeds in this State:. A. Johnsongrass (Sorgham halepense). B. Shattercane (Sorgham biclor). C. Canada Thistle (Circium arvense). D. Musk/Knodding Thistle (Carduus nutans). E. Plumless Thistle (Carduus acanthoides). F. Bull Thistle (Circium vulgare). G. Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) and. H. Tall Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus, A. rudis).
15.06.05.04.htm 15.06.05.04. 04 Programs and Practices to Control and Eradicate Noxious Weeds.. A. The Secretary may institute programs or carry out practices necessary for the control and eradication of a noxious weed on public or private lands, including, but not limited to, mowing and spraying.B. The Secretary may enter into agreements with a county or other political subdivision of the State, including a soil conservation district, to implement a program for the control and eradication of
15.06.05.05.htm 15.06.05.05. 05 Administrative Penalties.. Instead of pursuing the criminal penalties set forth in Agriculture Article, Title 12, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Secretary may impose on any person who violates this chapter a penalty of:A. For a first violation, not more than $500;. B. For a second violation, not more than $1,000; or. C. For a third or subsequent violation, not more than $2,000..
15.06.05.9999.htm 15.06.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 1, 2020 (47:11 Md. R. 560).
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