Pesticide Misuse Claims so Far This Year
The Illinois Department of Agriculture reports that since January 2017, there have been 48 complaints filed with IDA for alleged pesticide misuse. Of those, 34 are ag related. This about on par with most years; in 2016 at this time there were 44 complaints filed with 35 being ag related.
As we head into the new over the top dicamba application season, please take all precautions and follow the supplemental pesticide labels for the new products; document your application carefully. If you have any last minute questions about dicamba stewardship please call IFCA. Use Driftwatch.com to identify sensitive specialty crops in your area and remember that our pesticide enforcement system is complaint driven, so good communication is key to avoid misunderstandings and mistakes.