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Wanted Dead, never Alive - Palmer Amaranth


October 10, 2019

Photos courtesy of Dr. Debalin Sarangi (UW Extension).

Left: Palmer amaranth in a corn (invisible!!) field in eastern Nebraska (Photo courtesy: Ian Rogers).

There's a new villain coming to town. And it wants to take over every piece of ground it can. The name... Palmer Amaranth. We've discussed Dalmatian Toadflax, Cheatgrass and a few other noxious weeds over the summer, but this one is worse than all the others. Fortunately, it isn't here yet. At least not that we know of. But it has been found in Goshen County and in our surrounding states.

Palmer Amaranth is a particularly fast-growing weed that can easily outcompete every other plant that it comes up against and it is especially hard to kill. The seedlings will emerge throughout the summer...

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