Extension professionals are trying to better understand how Palmer amaranth is getting into North Dakota. It’s hard to be 100 percent positive of the source. In some cases, waterfowl or farm equipment are thought to be the issue. NDSU Extension agronomist Tom Peters says Palmer amaranth in Richland County was likely from alternative feed sources. “Nobody is doing anything wrong. Nobody is doing anything illegal. What I do think is important is producers need to be aware of the products they’re purchasing from other states and what they may or may not contain.” Peters would like to see the North Dakota Department of Agriculture require stakeholders to better understand the origin of feed materials. This could help reduce the chance of more Palmer amaranth entering into the state.