Are you, your neighbors ready for dicamba?
Just how widespread will farmers use the new over-the-top formulations of dicamba—BASF’s Engenia, DuPont’s FeXapan and Monsanto’s XtendiMax? Based on a recent Farm Journal Pulse poll, 33% of the 1,215 respondents say they will plant dicamba-tolerant soybeans and/or cotton.
Geographically speaking, there doesn’t appear to be isolated areas where everyone plans to plant dicamba-tolerant crops—nor are there areas were nobody will. That serves as a reminder farmers must be good stewards and neighbors.
“Remember broadleaf plants are very, very sensitive to dicamba,” says Mandy Bish, senior research specialist with the University of Missouri. “It only takes a small amount to injure non-target plants.”