NDSU Extension Weed Specialist Joe Ikley reminds farmers what to look for when scouting for Palmer amaranth. “It looks similar to red-root pig weed or waterhemp and usually, it will usually have a long seed head on the top of the plant,” says Ikley. “Looking closer, the seed heads won’t be branched and Palmer amaranth doesn’t have hairs on the stem. NDSU Extension is closely monitoring sites where the noxious weed was previously found and things are mostly clear. Read more about Palmer amaranth.
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