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Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Lincoln County Minnesota (08/29/19)

A field seeded to cover crop was contaminated with Palmer amaranth according to representatives from Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

A field seeded to cover crop was contaminated with Palmer amaranth according to representatives from Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Palmer amaranth is listed as a Prohibited Weed Seed in Minnesota and in North Dakota, meaning no Palmer amaranth is allowed in any seed offered for sale.

Lincoln County is the fourth county in southwestern Minnesota identified with Palmer Amaranth. Palmer amaranth was identified previously in Yellow Medicine and Lyon Counties in conservation plantings in 2016 and in a row crop field in Redwood County in 2018.

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Tom Peters

Extension Sugarbeet Agronomist

NDSU & U of MN

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