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Most people are aware of the multiple findings of Palmer amaranth across Iowa this month. Palmer amaranth has been identified both in crop fields and in conservation plantings using native seed mixes. Early detection is essential in order to prevent the new weed from getting permanently established in fields where it has been introduced.
If you would like to learn more about current soil fertility issues and research being conducted at universities across the North Central region, then consider attending the 46th Annual North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference to be held November 2-3, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to noon, at the Holiday Inn Airport in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference is early this year.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists report crop conditions in your area of the state.