Kentucky Road Crews Start Fight Against Weeds
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT, KY - Springtime in the Commonwealth doesn't just mean an explosion of jonquils and Kentucky bluegrass — crews are also being mobilized across the state to control the spread of weeds along state highways.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says their crews will be treating roadsides for noxious and nuisance weeds including Johnsongrass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, and kudzu.

Noxious weeds often invade and destroy the roadside turf grass, leaving these areas vulnerable to erosion. Left uncontrolled, they can grow so large that they interfere with a driver's line of vision on highways. They can also damage pavement and embankments, and clog ditches, causing drainage problems.

Published 09:22 AM, Monday Mar. 12, 2018
Updated 10:09 AM, Monday Mar. 12, 2018

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