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Dicamba Training Offered

New Label requirements for dicamba use in 2018 require specific training on product use. If you have a private pesticide applicator license and plan to spray dicamba next year, you will need to complete this additional training prior to use and keep documentation of the training for your records. Commercial applicators are also required to… read more

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#DICAMBA TRAINING TO BE REQUIRED BEFORE 2018 USE

#Illinois dicamba training roll out this winter, with sessions beginning Nov. 27 and continuing until April 1, just prior to spring planting. Illinois is following the U.S. EPA parameters, with dicamba considered a restricted-use pesticide in 2018. Applicators must prove they have completed dicamba-specific training to apply the product. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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Dicamba: Where We’re At & Where We Go From Here

Dicamba. It’s been on the lips of farmers, scientists and consumers alike this year – and for good reason. Complaints of damage due to drift have piled up across the Midwest; the Illinois Department of Agriculture alone received hundreds of reports. But the dicamba issues that hit the farm belt this summer weren’t at all… read more

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IMPORTANCE OF CHEMICAL HYGIENE TRENDING UP

Western Illinois University Associate Professor Mark Bernards says tank-mixing practices will be a key focus between now and next spring. “One of the big things talked about this winter is chemical hygiene. … A little bit of dicamba at any one of those points, if put into the wrong tank, can have a pretty negative… read more

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MONSANTO VS. THE SCIENTISTS

Tensions between Monsanto and top university weed scientists are growing as the scientists continue to take the company to task for their handling of dicamba. Weed scientists like the University of Illinois’ Aaron Hager have found themselves in the role of whistleblower, calling Monsanto out for what they say are misleading and scientifically unfounded claims…. read more

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SCIENTISTS QUESTION DICAMBA RESTRICTIONS

U.S. weed specialists doubt that the EPA’s new restrictions on dicamba will prevent crop damage next year,  according to Reuters. “Nothing in these new restrictions addresses volatility, and that’s still an issue,” said Aaron Hager, University of Illinois. The EPA Friday announced new restrictions to the herbicide after growers across the U.S. filed complaints of… read more

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EPA OKs DICAMBA

The EPA Friday said it will continue to let farmers use dicamba next year, with a few additional restrictions. In an effort to stop to drift problems which have plagued farmers this year, EPA will require special training to apply the chemical; restrict application if the wind speed is greater than 10 miles per hour;… read more

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#FARMERS URGED TO REPORT SUSPECTED CLAIMS

COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company is seeing an increase in the number of inquiries about dicamba herbicide and is encouraging farmers to report suspected claims to their financial representatives. “The best practice for farmers is to always work with their representative in a timely manner if they think they have any type of insurance claim,” said… read more

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FARMERS ADVISED TO BE ALERT FOR POTENTIAL #HERBICIDE IMPACT

#Illinois farmers should step up their usual crop scouting and include observations of potential off-target damage from dicamba or other pesticides. With applications complete or winding down, depending on the part of the state, GROWMARK Crop Protection Division Manager Jeff Bunting suggested that “we may want to go to Plan B and not introduce dicamba.”… read more

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REPORTS OF #DICAMBA DRIFT CONTINUE TO CLIMB

While the Arkansas Plant Board waits for a committee in the state legislature to approve its ban of dicamba-based pesticides, complaints of dicamba drift in the state continue to climb, soaring to 550. Damage also is being reported in Tennessee, Missouri and Mississippi. The total area of soybean fields damaged could reach as much as… read more

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