U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that EPA is approving new 5-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product.
In the wake of a June court ruling vacating 3 dicamba registrations that were set to expire later this year, the Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing dicamba decisions so farmers will have time to make purchasing decisions for next season.
Challenging growing conditions and a lot of prevent plant acreage resulted in vigorous weed seed production for many species in 2019. Check out these tips from The University of Illinois Extension for managing the weed seed bank in 2020.
While off-target dicamba injury to soybean has dominated the news the past year, it is important to recognize that dicamba is not the only Group 4 herbicide (HG4) capable of injuring soybean. HG4 products can induce plant responses at lower doses than most other herbicide groups.
The U.S. environmental agency is considering banning sprayings of the agricultural herbicide dicamba after a set deadline next year, according to state officials advising the agency on its response to crop damage linked to the weed killer.
Here's a summary from Kansas State University Extension on the agreements reached between the EPA and companies selling dicamba products registered for use on Xtend soybeans and cotton pertaining to label modifications and application requirements.
Looking to emphasize and expand conservation tillage practices in east-central Wisconsin, Brent Petersen, agronomist with Brown County Land & Water Conservation and Mike Pribyl, strip-tiller based in Green Bay, Wis., discuss their combined efforts educating local growers on the value of combining conservation practices and leveraging custom strip-till as an entry point.
Kuhn Krause's focus, above all, is to continue to produce quality products to serve producers better; to strive to respond to their needs with new tools and new technology to meet their growing challenges. Agronomic practices are constantly changing, and at a faster pace now than ever.