Get to know Palmer amaranth/Palmer pigweed September 26


September 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Harrison County Extension, United Western Cooperative, and BASF will hold a farmers meeting at noon on September 26th at the County maintenance shed one mile south of Modale on Austin Avenue (Highway K-45) and 280th Street. Palmer amaranth is a new row crop weed species first discovered in Iowa this summer in Harrison County, and is a plant that merits heightened management by local farmers.

The first step in management of any problem species is correct identification. Extension and coop agronomists and herbicide representatives will be on hand to share information on Palmer amaranth. Actual plants will be used to teach attendees the keys to identification, and management strategies will be discussed. The meeting should last about an hour and sandwiches and beverages will be provided, courtesy of United Western Coop.

For more information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension office in Logan at 712-644-2105.