Illinois Ag Retailers Discuss Dicamba
Illinois has been a hot spot for the dicamba debate in 2018. Injury complaints to the Illinois Department of Agriculture are running 20% higher than during the same period in 2017.
With re-registration of the herbicides approved for use with the Xtend technology pending and off-target movement still being reported, the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) felt a survey of custom applicators might provide some helpful clues to assess experiences with post application of dicamba on soybean.
The intent was to give feedback to registrants and other stakeholders on how this technology might be better managed, said IFCA President Jean Payne.
"We are working diligently at IFCA to work with our members and devise a path forward for dicamba. I think we uncovered some things that can address concerns, whether it is at the state of federal level," she said.
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