Weed Superintendent


(308) 946-2881


(308) 946-2332


1510 18th Street
Central City, NE 68826


Nebraska Noxious
Weed Program

Nebraska Weed
Control Association

Noxious Weeds:
Distinctive Characteristics

Saltcedar Distinctive Characteristics

Dean Hartwig

Weed Superintendent

Complaints about noxious weeds in Merrick County can be made by calling the Weed Superintendent at (308) 940-0510 to leave a message for the Weed Superintendent or by completing the weed complaint form provided here and submitting it to Merrick County Noxious Weed Control Authority. You can print this form out and mail it to the office at: 891 Stark Street, Archer, NE 68816 . Click Here for the form.

The county weed superintendent duties include:

  • Being certified, in writing, by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture as a commercial applicator.
  • Examining all lands under the jurisdiction of the control authority to determine if the Noxious Weed Control Act and the rules and regulations are being complied with.
  • Compiling infestation data and other reports as the Director of Agriculture or control authority may require.
  • Supervising and carrying out the coordinated control program within the county.
  • Completing 20 hours of continuing education, annually.
  • Ascertaining and tabulating the approximate amount and location of land infested with noxious weeds in the county, annually.
  • Ascertaining and preparing information required by the county board for preparation of the county budget.