No dicamba-tolerant tomatoes coming ‘anytime soon:’ Part II

When farmers applied dicamba over the top of dicamba-tolerant crops something obviously went wrong beyond the illegal spraying of the herbicide, a University of Missouri weed scientist says.

Something obviously went wrong when growers applied dicamba illegally on dicamba-tolerant crops in 2016, resulting in more than 200 complaints of crop injury in the Missouri Bootheel alone.

Now that the new formulations of dicamba and 2,4-D can be applied legally on the herbicide-resistant crops growers must not repeat those mistakes in 2017, according to the University of Missouri’s Kevin Bradley.

Dr. Bradley, Extension weed scientist with the University of Missouri-Columbia, talked about problems that occurred with drift – even though wind speeds were low – and with temperature inversions in the Missouri Bootheel during a session of Pigposium III, which was held in Forrest City, Ark.

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