The Fight Against Palmer Amaranth
Published:20 Apr.2021    Source:Crop Science

For the past 25 years, many farmers across Nebraska have relied on the chemical glyphosate for weed control to have a successful crop harvest. 

However, due a to a not-so-simple change in the genetic makeup of Palmer amaranth, a pesky weed found in soybean fields, that no longer works. In fact, six weeds in Nebraska have become resistant to glyphosate, including Palmer amaranth. Enter Amit Jhala, member of the American Society of Agronomy, whose latest research aims to help farmers fight this weed. Jhala’s research was recently highlighted in Agronomy Journal.