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Dicamba FAQs Updated February 2, 2018

This week the university's Frequently Asked Questions Guide for RUP Dicamba Herbicides (FeXapan™, Engenia® and XtendiMax®) was updated to address new questions from growers. More questions may be added to the site from time to time so check back for further information.

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Got an RUP Dicamba Question? Check Out These FAQs January 19, 2018

If you're planning to use the new RUP dicamba products in 2018, you may have some questions. A new set of Frequently Ask Questions answers some of the most common questions posed to Nebraska Extension in recent weeks.

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NDA Dicamba Update: Registration and Use on Soybeans in 2018 January 11, 2018

Dicamba registration might be the biggest issue the Nebraska Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program has faced since the program began in 1994, writes Tim Creger, NDA pesticide/fertilizer program manager. He discusses the issues and concerns that need to be fully understood for everyone to move into the 2018 growing season with their eyes wide open.

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Dicamba injury at various growth stages

Research on the Impact of Dicamba Micro-Rates on Non Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans January 10, 2018

Research at the university's Haskell Ag Lab at Concord in 2016 and 2017 studied the effects of microrates of two dicamba products applied at one of three soybean growth stages. The trials showed that non-dicamba tolerant soybeans were sensitive to even very low micro-rates of Engenia and XtendiMax; response varied according to amount and growth stage, with exposure at later stages having less effect.

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New Extension Training Available for Applicators of RUP Dicamba January 10, 2018

Online training is available for Nebraska applicators who plan to use new restricted use pesticide (RUP) dicamba products in 2018. Nebraska Extension, working with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, developed the core curriculum, which is also being used for training at Crop Production Clinics and some in-person training sites.

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Figure 1. Leaf cupping of non-Xtend soybean is one indicator of crop injury from dicamba off-target drift.

Dicamba Off-target Injury Issues in Nebraska Soybean January 8, 2018

To avoid some of the off-target dicamba injury that occurred in 2017, new label requirements and application recommendations are being made for 2018. This is an article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.

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The Rise of Multiple-Resistance in Nebraska’s Weeds and Effects Of Dicamba Micro-Rates on Sensitive Crops January 8, 2018

An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics on how to diversify weed control methods and modes of action to reduce potential development of resistance.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly when Spraying the New Phenoxy Herbicide Formulations January 8, 2018

The new phenoxy herbicide formulations offer growers new management options along with new application requirements that need to be carefully adhered to maintain their efficacy. This is an article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.

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