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  • Palmer amaranth threatens Midwest farm economy, researchers report

    Palmer amaranth grows very fast, germinates throughout the season, produces lots of seeds, can tolerate heat extremes and is very adaptable, researchers report.

    Palmer amaranth grows very fast, germinates throughout the season, produces lots of seeds, can tolerate heat extremes and is very adaptable, researchers report.

    Photo by Aaron Hager

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      Palmer amaranth grows very fast, germinates throughout the season, produces lots of seeds, can tolerate heat extremes and is very adaptable, researchers report.

      Photo by Aaron Hager

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      University of Illinois crop sciences professor Aaron Hager is warning Illinois farmers about Palmer amaranth, an invasive weed that can take over farm fields in a season or two.

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      Mature Palmer amaranth, an invasive weed that has put some southern cotton farmers out of business, is now finding its way across the Midwest.

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  • To reach Aaron Hager, call 217-333-4424; email hager@illinois.edu.