CROPS NEWS
Eyes Peeled For Palmer
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue May 27, 2014 03:24 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Weed scientists across the Midwest are calling on farmers to keep eyes peeled this spring for an aggressive pigweed species called Palmer amaranth. "We're finding seedlings and they are growing fast," said Aaron Hager, University of Illinois weed scientist. "Knowing if you have the weed and being proactive before it goes to seed is the best defense against Palmer."

Last year Illinois reported 27 counties with confirmed Palmer amaranth infestations. Glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth was found in 12 of those counties. "I'm confident it is more widespread than that. Those are just the cases we know ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a community of Arkansas farmers have successfully banded togethe...
  • Market News AgriClear is not an auction, but an online digital sales floor where buyers and sellers negotiate...
  • UAS Research Takes Off Key members of the House and Senate last week praised the Federal Aviation Administration for sel...
  • "Total Market Isn't Dead" Used equipment inventories are escalating.
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away Waterlogged and flooded fields in much of the Midwest are putting corn and soybean fields at risk...
  • Feds to Examine Biotech Rules In a memo to USDA, FDA and EPA, the White House stated that a review of biotech regulations was n...
  • Evolution of Farm Kid Jobs DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn reflects on the farm activities of his youth that his children will...
  • IARC: Possible 2,4-D Cancer Link The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the herbicide 2,4-D as possibly ca...
  • Ask the Vet How do I know what minerals my cows need and how much?
Related News Stories
Think Weed Control Now
Herbicide Mixes Key to Control
Spring Weed Race