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2007 Minnesota Statutes

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18.77 DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Scope. The definitions in this section apply to sections 18.76 to 18.88.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1]
    Subd. 3. Control. "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.
    Subd. 4. Eradicate. "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.
    Subd. 5. Growing crop. "Growing crop" means an agricultural, horticultural, or forest crop
that has been planted or regularly maintained and intended for harvest.
    Subd. 6. Land. "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.
    Subd. 7. Municipality. "Municipality" means a home rule charter or statutory city or a
township.
    Subd. 8. Noxious weed. "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.
    Subd. 9. Occupant. "Occupant" means a person who uses land as a principal residence
or who leases land or both.
    Subd. 10. Permanent pasture, hay meadow, woodlot, and other noncrop area.
"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.
    Subd. 11. Person. "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, society,
association, firm, public agency, or an agent for one of those entities.
    Subd. 12. Propagating parts. "Propagating parts" means plant parts, including seeds, that
are capable of producing new plants.
History: 1992 c 500 s 3

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