NEWS
Weeds to Watch - 8
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Feb 28, 2014 07:14 AM CST

Tumbleweeds are more than an iconic image for farmers in Western states. The somersaulting masses are actually efficient seed-sowing machines, and these days, trails of herbicide-resistant kochia go wherever the wind blows.

Glyphosate-resistant kochia, first discovered in Kansas in 2007, has put the weed at the top of Phil Stahlman's worst-weed list. "Of course, it doesn't pay any attention to state lines, and so it has spread well beyond Kansas into our neighboring states and has moved as far up as the southern parts of the Canadian provinces," said the Kansas State University weed scientist.

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