Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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In-season dicamba: Off-target movement, violations and litigation

DOING IT RIGHT: “We’re all appreciative of the new technologies, but they have to be used properly. This is our moment in time to do it right,” says Jean Payne. “We have a strong history in Illinois of being very proactive and having respect for urban neighbors and our non-farming community. This one will test our ability to do it right.”
And those requirements were changing nearly daily in early spring, when Bob Wolf, owner of Wolf Consulting & Research, was holding training meetings across the country.  “I’ve been doing this for 30-some years, and the last 10 days have been so frustrating to try and stay ahead of it [label changes],” he says.
Wolf stresses the importance of droplet size, pressure gauges and nozzles. “The days of plugging in sprayer settings and hitting the fields are over,” he notes. “The pressure gauge is the new speedometer.”
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