There’s a storm brewing in soybean-producing states and this time, it has nothing to do with the weather. Backlash from off-target dicamba movement injuries in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kansas and Nebraska spread quickly during post-application season. Missouri and Arkansas halted all sales and use of dicamba last week as official drift complaints mounted to 134 and 500 claims, respectively.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has received six alleged misuse complaints as of July 10, says Rebecca Clark, IDOA communications director.
While low in comparison to neighboring states, University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager says the number of official complaints is not the best way to gauge the breadth of the situation.