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Waterhemp popping up throughout Ohio

Keep an eye out for this weed! I’ve found waterhemp in many parts of the state, not just western Ohio.

As I have been asking farmers about this weed, I have estimated that over 90 percent of them don’t know how to identify it. It appears that we are in a similar position this year with waterhemp as we were with marestail five to seven years ago.  

I believe that with some awareness and preventative measures focused on waterhemp we can help prevent this weed from becoming a large problem as marestail did. 
Click here to learn more about waterhemp and how best to handle it on your farm.  

Alex Johnson | Field Agronomist

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