Leafy Spurge - dangerous?
We are looking to purchase a home that we just found out has Leafy Spurge on the property. Apparently, this noxious week is throughout the county (we are moving from Elbert County to Douglas County). We did find out that the owner has purchased flea beetles to combat the problem and does mowing. The property has 36 acres and I don't think this weed is throughout, just in certain areas.
Our issue is that we have horses that would be grazing in the area. I don't think they would eat the weeds if they came across it, but who knows.
Are we making a big deal out of this? Is this just something people deal with and don't worry about? For some reason the original owner of the property was given agricultural tax status for being a test plot back in 1996. Retaining that status is important to us, but we figured we'd need to have cows or something.
I'd love some advice, wisdom, experience on dealing with this weed and what your thoughts are.