NEWS
More Palmer Problems
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Thu Jul 19, 2012 08:36 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Move over waterhemp, here comes Palmer amaranth.

Earlier this week a population of Palmer amaranth, also known as pigweed, was identified growing in a field located in Cass County, Ill. This is farther north and west than it has ever been identified in Illinois.

University of Illinois Extension weed specialist Aaron Hager alerted DTN that the plants had been found growing in portions of a field where no other agronomic crop was planted. He said conversations with a local farmer confirmed the land was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The field had been seeded ...

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