Issue Date: June 26, 2017 | Web Date: June 21, 2017
Dicamba drift sows trouble in Arkansas
Arkansas is considering a 120-day ban on the use of dicamba herbicide on cotton and soybeans. The ban would be a response to farmers who say dicamba drifted to their fields from other farms and damaged crops.
Dicamba is used to control broadleaf weeds, including those such as Palmer amaranth that have developed resistance to the herbicide glyphosate. Herbicide-resistant weeds have become a major problem for farmers, particularly in the southern U.S.
This year, cotton . . .
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