Dodging Weeds
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Oct 7, 2014 02:09 PM CDT

MCLEAN, Ill. (DTN) -- From the perch in his combine in central Illinois, Matt Hughes scanned the surrounding fields. So far, Palmer amaranth was nowhere in sight. But since neighboring farmers own land in the other parts of the state where the dreaded pigweed has surfaced, Hughes is resigned to an eventual invasion.

"I guess we'll probably have Palmer by this time next year," he said. "It might work its way up here by nature, but it's probably going to come through equipment," he added.

This is the time of year when combines double as both harvesting tools and highly ...

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