New Video Series on Herbicide Resistant Pigweed Management and Identification
Posted: December 8, 2016
Weed management specialists at Penn State have released a 5-Part video series on managing, identifying, and preventing the spread of the challenging herbicide resistant pigweeds Palmer Amaranth and waterhemp. These highly competitive weeds are of increasing concern in Pennsylvania, and their resistance to glyphosate and ALS-inhibitor herbicides poses a management challenge in row crops and horticultural crops. As we continue to hear of serious infestations in southeastern PA, and more cases spreading throughout the state, we hope that these videos will be helpful resources for targeting these weeds and preventing their introduction to new fields.
Follow these links to watch the videos:
- Entire 5-part playlist
- Part 1: Herbicide Resistant Pigweed Identification
- Part 2: Best Management Practices for Conventional Row Crops
- Part 3: Best Management Practices for Horticultural Crops
- Part 4: Best Management Practices for Organic Systems
- Part 5: Prevention and Disposal of Pigweed
The videos are also easily viewable on YouTube via the Penn State Extension channel.