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December Dicamba Recap

Dicamba news dominated headlines in December. Here’s a recap of what you need to know about the weed killer.

Monsanto Offers Cash to U.S. Farmers Who Use Dicamba

Posted on: December 11, 2017 

Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use. Read the full article here.

Minnesota Places Additional Restrictions on 2018 Dicamba Applications

Posted on: December 12, 2017

Farmers in Minnesota must follow new temperature and application restrictions in addition to EPA restrictions announced in October. Applications after June 20 and above 85°F. are prohibited in 2018. Read the full article here.

Missouri Issues First Fines Over Misuse of Dicamba in 2016

Posted on: December 19, 2017

Missouri issued its first fines over the misuse of a farm chemical in 2016 that went on to be linked in different formulations to widespread U.S. crop damage this year. Read the full article here.

Volatility From New Formulations Drives Some Dicamba Damage, Say University Weed Scientists

Posted on: December 19, 2017

University weed scientists say volatility is a factor that causes low-volatile dicamba formulations to damage soybeans and other crops. Volatility denial from new dicamba formulations is industry’s brush with “inattentional blindness,” says an Extension weed scientist. Read the full article here.

Applicators Warned Illinois Officials About Potential Dicamba Damage

Posted on: December 22, 2017

Pesticide applicators in Illinois warned ag officials in 2016 about the potential damage from dicamba. Read the full article here.

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