What People are Saying about Dicamba in 2017

 
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There’s a lot of talk online about Dicamba – use it, don’t, how to use it. When you look at where the conversations are happening, it makes sense – high cotton and soybean producing states.

 
Dicamba Chatter Map

 

Farmers are optimistic about dicamba as a partial solution to a blight of resistant weeds. But the risks are top-of-mind.

Read the whole forum thread here.

Dicamba social - Quandry

People are reading the label, but even that doesn’t always provide clear answers.

 Read the whole forum thread here.

Dicamba social - why is it off-label?

Part of the problem is that the rules of the game aren’t set in stone.

There is a lot of confusion out there.

There are clinics and other resources that are trying to cut through the confusion. But even those don’t resolve some of the problems.

 

Dicamba social - Clinics

Read the whole forum thread here.

Folks are realizing that dicamba isn’t a silver bullet like Roundup was 20 years ago.

Parts of the country are already seeing incidents of drift.

While many are worried about damage to/from neighbors fields, self-inflicted dicamba damage is also a very real possibility.

But as more people use (and misuse) dicamba, researchers are learning more about when to use (and not use) it.

But as costly as dicamba errors are, there’s not much room for learning from mistakes. Experts like Dr. Kevin Bradley, associate professor of plant sciences at the University of Missouri say that if misuse continues, dicamba could be pulled from the market all together.

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