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Scout Millet Fields for Palmer Amaranth (09/12/19)

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is encouraging anyone with millet fields to scout them for the presence of Palmer amaranth.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is encouraging anyone with millet fields to scout them for the presence of Palmer amaranth. Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in multiple millet fields in both Grant and Emmons counties over the last two weeks. In some fields, the Palmer amaranth plants were taller than the millet canopy and visible from the road. However, it was also difficult to detect Palmer is some of the fields since it was the same height or shorter than the millet canopy. Millet has been in high demand this summer as both a feed and cover crop source, and we are encouraging anyone in North Dakota who still has standing millet to scout for the presence of Palmer amaranth. 

 

Joe Ikley

Extension Weed Specialist

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