A growing problem is creeping up among crops throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.
Some weeds have become resistant to the herbicides used to control them.
In some parts of the country, growers have lost their farms because they didn’t act in time and the weeds got so out of hand, says Rich Zollinger, North Dakota State University Extension Service weed specialist.
FARGO, N.D. — It’s too late to be proactive on glyphosate resistance in weeds. Everybody is reacting, said experts addressing a Northern Weed Resistance Forum on March 8, sponsored by Peterson Farms Seed.
The state Agriculture Department is holding a public hearing on possible changes to North Dakota’s state noxious weeds list.
The hearing is 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Best Western Seven Seas Hotel in Mandan.
BISMARCK – Booming oil activity in western North Dakota in recent years has boosted the state’s economy. But it might be to blame for the introduction of an invasive weed that can poison livestock and wildlife.
Blake Nicholson, Associated Press Writer
January 11, 2010
North Dakota weed control officials say absinth wormwood appears to be spreading.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said there are more reports of large infestations of the weed, particularly in the western part of the state. He said there also have been reports of some retail garden suppliers selling the flowering weed.
August 17, 2009
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