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Hunt Is On for Palmer Amaranth
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Wed Jun 12, 2013 07:16 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Aaron Hager is on a mission. The University of Illinois weed scientist is determined to get farmer boots in the field this spring and summer in the search of Palmer amaranth.

"While weed scouting is always important, knowing if this particular weed is present is critical to control. It's hard to stress how aggressive it is. Trust me, you do not want to underestimate it," Hager told DTN.

Palmer amaranth, aka pigweed, was once considered a Southern problem. The weed with desert origins has reached epidemic status in states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, ...

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