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South Dakota Weeds: Identifying Palmer Pigweed

South Dakota Weeds: Identifying Palmer Pigweed

👤By Gared Shaffer and Sharon Clay., South Dakota State University 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Palmer Amaranth in South Dakota Annual weeds are threat to many cropping systems in South Dakota. Palmer amaranth is a newer threat in the state depending upon your geographical location. Confirmed sightings in a few counties in South Dakota include

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Missouri: Palmer Pigweed Invades 5 More Counties Each Year

Missouri: Palmer Pigweed Invades 5 More Counties Each Year

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are easily confused. They are like ugly distant cousins at a family reunion. They look alike until you see them side by side. Their differences become apparent upon closer examination. Palmer amaranth is the bigger bully

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Minnesota: Weed Management – Need Help Identifying Palmer Pigweed and Waterhemp?

Minnesota: Weed Management – Need Help Identifying Palmer Pigweed and Waterhemp?

👤By Phyllis Bongard and Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota 🕔Oct 14, 2016

With the recent confirmation of Palmer amaranth in Minnesota, it is critical to identify this noxious weed, so it can be eradicated before it becomes widespread. A new pictorial guide compares key characteristics of Palmer amaranth and tall waterhemp at

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University of Tennessee Weed Diagnostics Center Helps Identify, Manage Weeds

University of Tennessee Weed Diagnostics Center Helps Identify, Manage Weeds

👤By Doug Edlund, University of Tennessee 🕔Oct 11, 2016

What do golf course superintendents, farmers and weekend gardeners have in common? For one, they all share a strong dislike of weeds. Whether you’re a professional or amateur, nothing can ruin your day like a weed. Worse yet, no matter

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Palmer Pigweed – High Variability Makes Proper Identification Critical

Palmer Pigweed – High Variability Makes Proper Identification Critical

👤By Bob Hartzler and Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University 🕔Aug 30, 2016

The first step in managing any pest is correct identification.  For Palmer amaranth, we have stressed the need to examine the inflorescences of female plants for the presence of the large, sharp bracts.  Farmers/agronomists are not accustomed to examining flowers since almost

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Kentucky: Herbicide Resistance, Tolerance Training Courses, June 23, 25

Kentucky: Herbicide Resistance, Tolerance Training Courses, June 23, 25

👤By Colette Laurent, University of Kentucky 🕔May 20, 2015

The UK Extension Weed Science Group is conducting a Weed Science Training from 9 am – 3 pm. Two locations will be offered – June 23, 2015 at the UK Research and Education Center (Princeton, KY) and June 25, 2015

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