Farmers will learn more about Palmer amaranth during the Ag Horizons Conference. The weed is common in Nebraska, and has been found in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator Jenny Rees says there is no silver bullet for managing the weed. “Anything farmers can do on a multi-pronged approach to weed management really helps,” says Rees. In Nebraska, farmers do not run combines through field edges or patches with Palmer to reduce seed spread. Farmers also use a small grains rotation to help minimize light interception to the soil surface. Rees will address Ag Horizons Conference attendees.
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