Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Caution Lights Ahead For Dicamba Use

It’s early March, and Security Seed and Chemical applicators are busy prepping equipment for the upcoming spray season. In a few days, they’ll make burndown treatments in sun-warmed Tennessee river-bottom fields, where green weeds are just starting to poke through the ground.
The company annually custom sprays about 1 million acres of corn, soybean and wheat ground across parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and its home state of Tennessee. This year, many of those acres will be treated with one of the new dicamba formulations that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved for use in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton–BASF Engenia, Monsanto XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology or FeXapan with VaporGrip, which Monsanto has licensed to DuPont.
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