Palmer amaranth continues to be a threat across the Northern Plains. NDSU Extension Weed Specialist Joe Ikley previously worked at Purdue University. During his presentation on the Lake Region Extension Roundup video series, Ikley showed aggressive Palmer amaranth issues in Indiana hay fields. That could be another way the weed is spread. “We’re pretty dry right now and who knows what it will look like next year. If drought persists and we have to import hay from areas of the country with Palmer amaranth, that is another source of introduction.”
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