Friday, July 21, 2017

The Dicamba Dilemma:  Facts and speculations

Used with permission by Aaron Hager, University of Illinois

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Dicamba injury to soybeans in a southwestern
Minnesota field. Photo: Stephan Melson

Dicamba injury to non-target crops has dominated Extension discussions this week. Non-tolerant soybeans are extremely sensitive to this chemical and damage has been reported in a number of fields throughout the state. The following article by Dr. Aaron Hager at the University of Illinois echoes observations we have been making in Minnesota and summarizes injury symptoms on soybean, possible routes of exposure, and potential yield effects. His article is reprinted in its entirety