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7 ft. tall 'super weed' threatens crops in Upper Midwest

A tough new weed is threatening to crush crops across the Upper Midwest, and a lot of farmers are worried. The  “super weed,” palmer amaranth, is highly resistant to herbicides and grows so tall and thick that it can stop combines in their tracks. 422 more words


Invader Batters Rural America, Shrugging Off Herbicides

In the New York Times, August 11, 2014

By Michael Wines

The Terminator — that relentless, seemingly indestructible villain of the 1980s action movie — is back. 1,214 more words


Multiple herbicide resistance becoming problem for Southern farmers

In Delta Farm Press (with a video)

Farmers in the Mid-South and Southeast have spent a lot of money – and, in some cases, have lost entire fields – because of the development of resistance to glyphosate in prolific seed-producing weeds like Palmer amaranth or pigweed. 461 more words