Conditions created ‘perfect storm’ for dicamba injury: Part II

University of Tennessee weed scientist Larry Steckel says he’s seen Banvil or dicamba injury in the past, having worked with it in corn for 10 years with Pioneer before joining the University of Tennessee's West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson.

But he says he was still surprised at how far dicamba could move after it was sprayed illegally in Mid-South fields this summer. Much of what occurred was not drift, but volatilization of the herbicide six, 12 and 30 hours after it was sprayed on fields of dicamba-tolerant crops.

Dr. Steckel talks about the problem and how growers must follow the label if it is ever approved for the new dicamba formulations in the Mid-South during comments at the 18th Annual Monsanto Field Day at its research farm in Union City, Tenn.

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