Volume 95 Issue 26 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 26, 2017 | Web Date: June 21, 2017

Dicamba drift sows trouble in Arkansas

Reports of crop damage, despite new herbicide formulation, may result in ban
Department: Business
Keywords: Agriculture, herbicides, GMO, dicamba

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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