Illinois researchers can now test Palmer amaranth at seed level

· June 7, 2017

Last summer, farmers in the Midwest got an unwelcome surprise after planting native seed on Conservation Reserve Program acres and finding Palmer amaranth shooting up in droves. Some states even declared Palmer a noxious weed, which prohibits its sale and transport. “I’ve had seed growers call me,” says Pat Tranel, molecular weed scientist in the […]

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