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IFCA's Payne Issues Dicamba Reminders

There is now a June 30 cutoff date for the herbicide which cannot be sprayed if there is a residential area immediately adjacent to the field or neighboring and it is down wind on the day you want to spray. The crop also cannot be sprayed if there is a sensitive soybean crop down wind.
“The cutoff date is just meant to bring closure to a season,” Jean Payne explains. “That herbicide performs better the earlier you can apply it on soybeans so I think we really want to promote early application and use of residual herbicides.”
Online training and information is available at This can serve as a good refresher heading into the season.
“This is a pesticide that we really have to try and get right to bring those numbers of complaints down so the Department of Agriculture feels better about it,” Payne said.
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