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Paul O. Johnson

SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator

605-688-4591

Berg Agricultural Hall 229
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2207A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Also by Paul O. Johnson

Paul O. Johnson making notes about a field of corn

SDSU Extension to Tackle Weed, Pest and Drought Inquiries at State Fair

August 23, 2021

To address drought concerns, as well as weed and pest inquiries, South Dakota State University Extension will feature two booth locations at the 2021 South Dakota State Fair Sept. 2-6 in Huron.

ALT: Left: Green Plamer amaranth next to a green sunflower. Right: Green plant with green, spiny structure at leaf base.

Palmer Amaranth: Now Is the Time to Scout

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension encourages farmers, ranchers and other landowners to start scouting for Palmer amaranth, a weed that has been rapidly spreading north into the United States and is likely to be glyphosate-resistant.

Young corn seedlings emerging from a spring field.

Watch Closely for Weed Emergence

Cool, dry conditions have slowed weed emergence and growth, but dry conditions also have limited the activation of preemergent chemicals. Given this scenario, fields need to be scouted closely to ensure that weeds do not get away.