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Reports of dicamba damage to crops are back again

For some farmers and weed scientists, puckered leaves on certain crops and other plants have become a familiar summertime sight — one that can suggest vapor from the weedkiller dicamba has moved through the air.
What many now refer to as “the D-word” is once again a topic of conversation — and controversy — as a third-straight summer of widely reported crop damage could be starting to unfold across the Mid-South and in other states in the heartland.
The University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences, which last year emerged as a national leader in tracking alleged dicamba issues, says that as of mid-June, estimated damage affects more than 383,000 acres of soybeans across at least 10 states, including Missouri and Illinois. Trees, vegetables and specialty crops are also showing signs of injury this year.
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