"Control" means to destroy the aboveground growth of noxious weeds by a lawful method that prevents the maturation and spread of noxious weed propagating parts from one area to another.
"Eradicate" means to destroy the aboveground growth and the roots of noxious weeds by a lawful method that prevents the maturation and spread of noxious weed propagating parts from one area to another.
"Growing crop" means an agricultural, horticultural, or forest crop that has been planted or regularly maintained and intended for harvest.
"Land" means a parcel or tract of real estate including wetlands and public waters but not including buildings unless they are a place of business and open to the general public.
"Municipality" means a home rule charter or statutory city or a township.
"Noxious weed" means an annual, biennial, or perennial plant that the commissioner designates to be injurious to public health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property.
"Occupant" means a person who uses land as a principal residence or who leases land or both.
"Permanent pasture, hay meadow, woodlot, and other noncrop area" means an area of predominantly native or seeded perennial plants that can be used for grazing or hay purposes but is not harvested on a regular basis and is not considered to be a growing crop.
"Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, society, association, firm, public agency, or an agent for one of those entities.
"Propagating parts" means plant parts, including seeds, that are capable of producing new plants.