Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Don’t Bank on Dicamba Extension

The June 30 cutoff date for applying in-season dicamba to soybeans in Illinois remains in place, according to the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Doug Owens, head of IDOA’s Bureau of Environmental Programs, says they’ll continue to review the situation but are sticking with June 30 for now.
“The weather’s not cooperating with anybody right now,” Owens says. “We’ll review as we go along, but as of this date, there is no proposed revision to that time.”
The June 30 cutoff was one of five additional state-specific restrictions IDOA imposed in February, including prohibited use when wind is toward residential areas, required FieldWatch consultation, use of downwind buffers near nature sites, and recommendations to apply when wind blows away from sensitive areas. Those restrictions are in addition to the federal label requirements for all dicamba products.
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