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Northern Illinois Palmer amaranth field day

Posted by Russel Higgins - Weeds

My commercial agriculture educator peers and I were planning a late growing season trip to Tennessee to learn how researchers are dealing with Palmer amaranth. The discovery of an established Palmer population in Kankakee County eliminated the need to travel. Instead, the Palmer came to us. Dr. Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist from the University of Tennessee will be one of the speakers presenting at a joint University of Illinois and Bayer CropScience program scheduled on July 30th near Essex. Numerous University of Illinois and Bayer trials dedicated to Palmer management are underway at the site. The Palmer amaranth field research tour is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and will feature presentations about Palmer amaranth identification, biology, and management and provide participants the opportunity to view several field experiments. Advanced registration can be accomplished by visiting Everyone is welcome and there is no fee to attend this tour. Credits for certified crop advisers will be available. Additional information and directions to the field research location can be viewed at:

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