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Palmer amaranth management tips
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:52 PM

By Mark Holtsberry

Education specialist Paulding SWCD

Palmer amaranth is one of the most dangerous weeds for Ohio agriculture. It is one of the fastest spreading weeds that is trying to get a foothold in the corn belt. It can spread quickly unless stopped in its tracks. Check out the following facts:

Palmer amaranth is an annual broad leaf and is related to other amaranth species like pigweed, waterhemp and redroot.

It grows faster than other pigweed species and can grow 2-3 inches per day. Some studies have reported it can reduce corn and soybean yields by 70-80 percent, if not controlled.