Putnam County To Begin Summer Ditch Spraying Program

5/16/19 – 5:03 A.M.

Putnam County will spray ditches in the western part of the county to control the growth of weeds and brush this year. The Putnam County Sentinel reports the spraying program will start next week. The county treats ditches in the western half of the county in odd-numbered years.

Putnam County Engineer Michael Lenhart tells the newspaper the spray program is a low-cost way to manage unwanted weeds along ditches.

Farmers with fields next to the ditches need to make sure they follow easements at the top of the banks. There isn’t compensation available for crops planted in the easement that get damaged from the spraying effort.

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