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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Thu Nov 7, 2013 02:17 PM CST

KEISER, Ark. (DTN) -- The Palmer amaranth (pigweed) plant stood a good six feet tall, despite its heavy seed load. This time of year, female pigweed plants appear Medusa-like -- each branch a twisted, ugly dread lock filled with seed. Each plant represents the potential of an estimated half million to one million more plants next year if not controlled.

It's that vile seed that Jason Norsworthy wants to extract from the seedbank before it ever makes a deposit. It's why the University of Arkansas weed scientist put a chaff cart to work in an Arkansas soybean field this fall.

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