Pennsylvania: Tour de Pigweed

A group of us toured some Palmer amaranth and waterhemp infested farms on Monday, August 23. We started off at the Landisville Research Farm and headed south. We revisited some farms that we first...

Minnesota: Palmer Amaranth – A New Weed Threat to Watch For

Palmer amaranth is not native to the northern US, but has spread northward from southern states, being confirmed in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska (2011-2013), South Dakota (2014) and other northern states. In 2016,...

Iowa Weed Management: Palmer Pigweed – What We Know

Palmer amaranth was first detected in Iowa in 2013 in Harrison County, and until recently the invasive weed had been found in four additional counties. About a month ago, two landowners (both professional agronomists)...

Georgia Soybeans: 5 Considerations for Late Season Weeds

It has been a while since my last blog.  In the last 60 days, I was out of commission for at least 27 days for various reasons (vacation time, 3 professional meetings, and 2...

North Carolina Soybeans: Glyphosate Resistant Pigweed Control Options

Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth is wide-spread across the Coastal Plain and is showing up alarmingly fast in the Piedmont. Not all Palmer amaranth in North Carolina is glyphosate-resistant. However, growers are encouraged to assume that...

Missouri: Palmer Pigweed Continues to Spread Across State

Palmer amaranth is a member of the pigweed family that is native to the southwest United States, but has slowly migrated into the Midwestern U.S. over the past decade or so. In the bootheel...

Ohio: Pigweed – Screening Conservation Cover Seed – Be Informed Before You Plant

The three primary sources of new Palmer amaranth infestations in Ohio so far have been:presence of Palmer seed in the cotton-based feeds that are brought here from the south;movement of contaminated combines from Palmer-infested...

Iowa: Pigweed Now Identified in at Least 9 Counties

Palmer amaranth, also known as pigweed, is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has...

Weed Management: Importance of ‘Flag the Technology’ Grows

It's cheap. It's easy. In addition, it's vitally important."Flag the Technology" helps farmers and pesticide applicators reduce errors and limit off-target herbicide drift, says University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley.University of Arkansas...

Corn Belt: Palmer Pigweed Turning Up in CRP Acres – DTN

Pollinator plots may be designed to attract beneficial insects, but there's a potential side effect to the good will. Weed scientists in Iowa and Illinois have discovered Palmer amaranth lurking in some plots and...

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