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Chemical Sales and Equipment Rental

Chemical sales and equipment information for control of noxious weeds in Douglas County, Kansas. **Effective Spring 2022 - Appointments are required. Please call 785-331-1322 to schedule an appointment to pick up chemicals or to rent one of the sprayers. 24 hours advanced notice is preferred.**

Chemical application is an important part of Noxious Weed Control program, care needs to be exercised to protect all types of crops. These crops include Row Crops, Organic Crops, Sensitive Crops and Range/Grassland. Douglas County encourages treatment of Noxious Weeds at appropriate times. Please make yourself aware of sensitive crops in your area by visiting the Sensitive Crop Registry and Locations page.

Chemicals may be sold outside the dates shown below with the Noxious Weed Supervisor's permission. Please call 785-331-1322 to schedule an appointment to purchase the following chemicals. 24 hours advanced noticed is preferred. 

24-D Amine/ 24-D choline

  • Dates Sold: March 1st - November 15th
  • Can Be Used to Treat: Musk Thistle, Bindweed

Tordon 22k - (Restricted Use)

  • Dates Sold: March 1st - July 1st and August 31st – November 15th
  • Can Be Used to Treat: Musk Thistle, Bindweed

Milestone

  • Dates Sold: March 1st - November 15th
  • Can Be Used to Treat: Musk Thistle, Bindweed

Glyphosate

  • Dates Sold: May 15th - November 15th
  • Can Be Used to Treat: Johnsongrass, Bindweed

Pasturegard

  • Dates Sold: May 1st - November 15th
  • Can Be Used to Treat: Sericea Lespedeza

Escort

  • Dates Sold: May 1st - November 15th
  • Can Be Used to Treat: Sericea Lespedeza

Douglas County will rent sprayers to county residents to assist in the spraying of noxious weeds. The sprayers can be rented from the Douglas County Public Works Shop located at 3755 East 25th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046. Please call 785-331-1322 to schedule a rental. 24 hours advanced notice is preferred.

The rental costs are $40 per day or $60 per weekend.

The county has (3) 300 gallon pull type sprayers available on a first come first serve basis.