Invasive weed seeds hitching ride on combines

Invasive weed seeds hitching ride on combines

BUYING a used combine from out of state may come with a lot more than expected: Lodged Palmer amaranth seeds may travel across state lines with the combine, according to Kevin Bradley, weed scientist with the University of Missouri Extension.

"Know where your feed, seed and equipment come from," he warned. "It is not by accident that you see Palmer amaranth growing around hay bales, feedlots and near places where you have cleaned out your combine."

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