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Farmers should scout soybean fields for Palmer Amaranth + waterhemp
Farmers who would like to learn more should make plans to attend the UK Weed Science Field Day on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 9:30amCT/10:30amET, at the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park in Campbellsville. Participants can view UK research plots that are currently investigating best strategies to control these weeds. Please RSVP by calling 270-384-2317 by July 16, 2018, to help make preparations for a sponsored meal.
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By Nick Roy, Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources
Since the first appearance of glyphosate resistant palmer amaranth and waterhemp in Adair County, each species has spread further throughout the county.
Feedstuffs, machinery, and wildlife all play a role in the spread of these weeds.
To make things even more difficult, some populations of waterhemp have also been found to be resistant to additional control options.
It is extremely important that these weeds are identified and controlled early. If left to grow, these weeds become uncontrollable and forfeiture of the crop is inevitable. Soybean fields that are found to have populations of these species this year should be rotated to corn next year to help provide more control options. Prior to these fields returning to soybeans, a management strategy for these weeds should be properly developed.
Effective pre-plant strategies will be essential for controlling these weeds.
This story was posted on 2018-07-12 15:26:42
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