North Dakota adds 2 new pests to noxious weeds list

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Dakota Digest: Legion Bio Chem introduces seed treatment; Millborn Seeds opens Rapid City store.

Palmer amaranth and houndstongue have been added to the North Dakota noxious weed list. Palmer amaranth is an aggressive pigweed species similar in appearance to waterhemp and was first found in the state last year. It has now been found in five counties. Houndstongue, which does not spread aggressively like Palmer amaranth, has been found in North Dakota since at least 1911. Infestations have tripled since 2008, however, and it is now found in at least 25 counties.

Legion Bio Chem launches seed treatment with microbes

Legion Bio Chem, North Sioux City, S.D., recently announced the launch of its newest product, EnduraSeed, a seed treatment containing a blend of aerobic and anaerobic microbes to revive the soil ecosystem to ultimately increase overall plant health. The microbes break down residue and release nutrients in more favorable forms for absorption by small roots, says Jared Roberts, Legion Bio Chem vice president of sales said. Learn more at legionbiochem.com.

2019 South Dakota pest management guides

The South Dakota 2019 Pest Management Guides are now available from South Dakota State University Extension Service. The free guides offer recommendations for controlling weeds, insects and diseases in a many South Dakota crops. Download the guides online or see your local country Extension office.

Millborn Seeds opens Rapid City location

Millborn Seeds, a Brookings, S.D., based grass and cover crop seed company, has opened a Rapid City, S.D., location. Matt Metzger, a cattle producer and a Millborn Seeds’ forage and cover crop specialist, relocated to provide in-person service to West River ranchers and commercial contractors.

North Dakota adds 2 new pests to noxious weeds list