Arkansas bans dicamba herbicide use until fall following more than 1,000 crop damage complaints

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Soybean leaf damaged by dicamba. Image: Chris Bennett/AgWeb

As of May 26, farmers in Arkansas can no longer rely on dicamba to kill their weeds. The Arkansas Plant Board, after over 1,000 complaints and hours of debates, passed a motion to end the use of dicamba in Arkansas until the fall.

When used with the right dicamba-resistant seed, dicamba serves to eradicate pigweeds and increase soybean production. However, when dicamba is sprayed onto crops, it reportedly has a tendency to drift, especially as it vaporizes in higher temperatures.

Read full, original article: Dicamba Prohibited for Agricultural Use Until November

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