Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Greater adoption of dicamba could be driving increase in misuse complaints

Reports of off target movement of dicamba have increased this year in parts of the Midwest, but so has the use of the herbicide.
In Illinois the number of misuse complaints have nearly doubled from 2018, while reports in Missouri have gone down.
Jean Payne with the Illinois Chemical and Fertilizer Association says they surveyed their applicator members and in central Illinois where they have seen the most symptomology issues, the adoption of dicamba tolerant soybeans was up by 60%.
“When you increase the number of acres that you apply, you obviously increase the probability of issues too.”
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