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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Apr 4, 2014 03:01 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Palmer amaranth may have originated as a desert plant, but the aggressive weed is now making itself at home farther north. Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and even Michigan have reported nasty outbreaks over the past few years.

Weed specialists are urging farmers to be on the lookout this spring for the weed seedling. A prolific seed producer, the weed also spreads by seed movement. So controlling the weed before it sets seed is of primary importance.

"The thing that is going to hurt us on controlling Palmer is that farmers don't know what it is and often ...

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