Gil Gullickson, "Minnesota Dicamba Temperature, Cutoff Dates Credited for Less Off-Target Movement," Successful Farming, Published Online September 27, 2018.
Looks at upcoming re-registration decision on dicamba by EPA. Reports that "in 2017, inquiries regarding off-target dicamba in the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend system tallied 99 inquires per 1 million acres. This year, it’s down to 13 per 1 million acres, and most revolved around weed-control issues, says Brett Begemann, Bayer Crop Science chief operating officer. Xtend soybean acreage is up, though, having doubled from last year’s 25 million acres to this year’s nearly 50 million acres." Fact that 100,000 farmers and applicators attended dicamba training made a big difference. On Minnesota restrictions: "Compared with st... Read more