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Missouri Takes Lead on Dicamba Usage

January 27, 2017

The State of Missouri has taken the lead on preventing incidents related to the use of dicamba resistant seeds. Kevin Bradley,a weed specialist at the University of Missouri hopes other farmers around the country can learn from the "dicamba debacle" that occurred last year in his state. According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture there were 124 reported incidents related to dicamba which affected approximately 45,000 acres. Bradley conservatively estimates that an additional 60,000 acres were damaged without being reported. "The social aspect of what happened in 2016 cannot be understated" say's Bradley, "there are neighbors that have known each other for decades and go to church together that no longer speak. We've seen violence happen because of a herbicide". 

For more information on preventing dicamba related incidents and Bradley's 10 custom application tips pleas visit:

https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2017/01/17/dicamba-drifted-last-year

 

 

 

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