EATON — Palmer amaranth, a potentially devastating weed for agricultural production, was discovered in Preble County in late July. Since then, two additional infestations have been discovered nearby.
Over the last few years, Waterhemp, a close relative to Palmer, has been making its way through the local area. Both weeds exhibit herbicide resistance, making control particularly difficult. These weeds will likely require farmers to change their weed control strategy in the future.
To discuss these weeds and several others, farmers are invited to attend an upcoming noxious weed meeting sponsored by Preble Soil and Water Conservation District. It will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m., at the Eaton First Church of God, 601 E. Lexington Rd., Eaton.
Speakers will include Ohio State University weed scientist Mark Loux and Crop Production Services Agronomist Stan Wright.
RSVP to Preble SWCD at 937-456-5159 if planning to attend.