Dicamba is no longer an option for some soybean farmers

Published Jun 14, 2024

Tridge summary

The EPA deadline for over-the-top dicamba applications on soybeans in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and southern Minnesota has passed as of June 12th. Purdue Extension weed scientist Bill Johnson highlights that while other herbicides like glyphosate or liberty remain available, the restriction removes a key tool for controlling broadleaf weeds. Dicamba applications are now prohibited in these states, with violations subject to fines and penalties. Johnson expects further restrictions on dicamba use by 2025 and advises farmers to consider these regulations when purchasing seeds later this year. The affected states are among the top five soybean producers in the U.S.
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The EPA deadline for over-the-top dicamba applications for soybeans in four states has come and gone. Purdue Extension weed scientist Bill Johnson says June 12th was the last day for application in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and southern Minnesota, but… “We still have the ability to use other herbicides and in particular to glyphosate or liberty type of products will will get used pretty extensively, but it does take a pretty important tool for control broadleaf weeds out of our toolbox,” he says. He tells Brownfield applications in those states are not permitted moving forward. “Any applications past that date will be subject to whatever fines and punishments are typical of off label herbicide application,” he says. Johnson says he anticipates more restrictions on dicamba use coming in 2025. “As you go through seed purchasing ...
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