The issues surrounding dicamba-related damage to crops are serious ones, and as the representative organization for the nation’s soybean farmers, ASA (American Soybean Association) is invested in bringing all parties together to find answers and solutions.
Soybean injury from dicamba has occurred each year in Illinois since the product was first commercialized. However, the response of some individuals from companies who market formulations approved for use in dicamba-resistant varieties has been unlike anything I’ve experienced during my 24-y…
BASF held a conference call July 19 to discuss the ongoing dicamba herbicide situation. Amid numerous complaints of dicamba damage to soybeans, the Missouri Department of Agriculture briefly suspended use of dicamba before allowing it for three dicamba products, including BASF’s Engenia herbicide.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced July 13 it was ending the temporary ban on the sale and use of dicamba products, with certain conditions.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced July 7 it is banning the sale and use of dicamba products in Missouri effective immediately, after a second summer with numerous complaints of dicamba herbicides drifting and causing damage.
With wet and cold weather creating planting headaches this spring, some farmers are modifying weed control programs to adapt to changing conditions.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With the launch of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans finally here, the company hopes farmers will be able to take a bite out of weed resistance.
Crop damage from the last growing season is done, but Missouri and Arkansas lawmakers are taking steps that aim to prevent future devastation from dicamba, the herbicide widely blamed for a rash of illegal spraying that sowed financial pain and discord in farming communities across the region.
Dicamba tolerance is finally here, as Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans will enter fields this spring. But with this powerful new herbicide system comes a push for additional training and careful application.
A push for training and stewardship is accompanying the launch of dicamba-tolerant soybeans and approved new dicamba formulations.
ALBERT LEA, Minn. — The EPA approval in early November of XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba herbicide, for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton will allow farmers to use dicamba in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System in 2017.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Aaron Hager, University of Illinois associate professor of crop sciences, for the Extension Pest Management Bulletin Nov. 15.
HUDSON, Iowa — Alan Karkosh, who farms south of Hudson, is one of just 33 farmers in five states participating in Monsanto Ground Breakers Field Trials.
Across the fertile fields of Southeast Missouri, soybeans showed the damage of drifting dicamba herbicide, leaves curling up and cupping.
Soybean growers looking to try out new weapons in their fight against weeds will have to wait a while longer.
Farmers will be planting two long-awaited herbicide-tolerant traits in 2016, with some restrictions.
Farmers and the seed industry are waiting on approvals to plant the latest herbicide-tolerant soybean traits for the 2016 growing season.