Palmer amaranth, a new weed to Iowa and serious threat to production agriculture, has now been discovered in at least 48 Iowa counties. Farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning to identify and manage this new threat will want to attend an upcoming Palmer amaranth identification and management workshop in Traer at the Traer Public Library on Monday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. The Traer Public Library is located at 531 2nd St., Traer, Iowa.
This workshop will include a snack and refreshments and is free and open to the public. Workshop topics will include: Palmer amaranth identification, management in crop and CRP areas and a discussion of common questions and concerns with Palmer amaranth. Please pre-register to the Tama County Extension Office at 641-484-2703 prior to the workshop.
"With Palmer amaranth discoveries quickly increasing across the state, proper identification is key to controlling infestations and preventing movement to crop fields. With early identification, eradication of this problem weed is still possible in many areas," said Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist.
For more information about these and other workshops, please contact Meaghan Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-337-2145.