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Pigweed Gets Loose in Illinois
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Thu Aug 16, 2012 01:47 PM CDT

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (DTN) -- Most companies bring farmers to field days to show off a crop. On August 15, Bayer CropScience brought farmers to the field to gawk at weeds.

Not just any weed either -- a population of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth near Collinsville, Ill., has served as a test lab this summer for herbicide trials. While there was some waterhemp present, the pigweed specimens towering above the crop gathered most of the attention. Pigweed had completely overrun the soybeans in most of the plots.

The Bayer initiative is called "Respect the Rotation" -- an effort to get growers to ...

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