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PDA Seeks Comments on Green Industry BMP’s for Palmer Amaranth

Tuesday, May 03, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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Palmer amaranthHARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has asked PLNA to comment on a draft of best management practices for the green industry to halt the spread of the invasive weed, Palmer amaranth.

Palmer amaranth is resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides. And one plant produces over 100,000 seeds a season. It has come into Pennsylvania on farm equipment transported into the state from areas with the weed. Left unchecked, it quickly takes over agricultural land, making the land unusable.

To download a copy of the best management practices document, click here. Please review and send comments to Gregg Robertson at PLNA by email, no later than May 16, 2016.

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