2020 FAQ for RUP Dicamba Herbicides (FeXapan™, Engenia®, XtendiMax® and Tavium®)

December 17, 2019
This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) addresses grower questions on dicamba training, record keeping, and application for the 2020 crop season. Additional training is required for all applicators of restricted use dicamba products.

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Sample pesticide applicator card

Registrations Now Open for 2020 Private Pesticide Training

December 10, 2019
Nebraska Extension’s private pesticide applicator training season gets underway in January and continues through April for the approximately 10,000 private applicators recertifying their licenses to apply restricted use pesticides (RUPs).

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Suspected off-target dicamba injury to soybean. Cupped leaves are often indicative of dicamba injury. (Photos by Amit Jhala)
Figure 1. Suspected off-target dicamba injury to soybean. Cupped leaves are often indicative of dicamba injury. (Photos by Amit Jhala)

Dicamba Off-Target Injury Continues in 2019 in Nebraska

August 16, 2019
As the crop season progresses, questions about dicamba off-target injury in soybean, broadleaf crops, and trees are increasing in Nebraska. If you suspect off-target injury in one of your fields, here's a reminder of what to do.

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Injury from 1/10 Labeled Rate of XtendiMAX on R1 Roundup Ready Soybean

Effects of Dicamba Micro-Rates On Non-Dicamba-Resistant Soybean

June 6, 2019
The authors report on research to evaluate six micro-rates of two dicamba products on growth, development, and yield of three non-dicamba-resistant soybeans at three growth stages of application: second trifoliate (V2), beginning flowering (V7/R1), and full flowering (R2).

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Chemical sprayer application in the field

How Clean is Your Sprayer? Study Participants Needed

May 10, 2019
University researchers are seeking 30 Nebraska spray applicators for a sprayer cleanout study. The study will help extension application educators learn about applicator practices and how to direct their educational efforts.

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Tavium: A New Premix of Dicamba and S-Metolachlor is Labeled

April 25, 2019
A new dicamba-based herbicide, Tavium, has been approved for use in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean (dicamba/glyphosate-resistant soybean). Like the other dicamba-based soybean herbicides, it requires special training before it can be used.

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Glyphosate-resistant ragweed in corn

Planting Interval of Corn, Soybean, and Sorghum after 2,4-D or Dicamba Burndown Application

April 18, 2019
With flood, cold, and wet conditions in March/April, many producers are facing a smaller than expected window for making their burndown herbicide applications and should carefully consider required planting intervals when selecting which product to use in which crop.

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Cover crops and weeds in early spring
Figure 1. When using a burndown treatment to terminate cover crops and weeds this spring, planting intervals often may negate the use of many dicamba products prior to soybean planting. (Photos by Amit Jhala)

Which Dicamba Product Should I Use as a Burndown Before Planting Soybean?

April 16, 2019
Several growers have asked: Can dicamba products such as Banvel, Clarity, and DiFlexx be applied to terminate broadleaf cover crop species and broadleaf weeds immediately before planting soybean?

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