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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
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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soybean leaf cupping
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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Managing Pesticide Applications for Me and the Environment

January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics on managing pesticide applications to reduce drift and other forms of off-target movement.

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Graph showing level of damage compared with date of dicamba application

Results of 2017 Survey on Nebraska Soybean Farmers’ Adoption of Xtend Technology and Off-Target Dicamba Movement

December 14, 2017
In summer 2017, 312 Nebraska farmers from 60 counties responded to a survey on their perception on dicamba use in Xtend soybeans. The survey asked about outcomes of applying dicamba in Xtend soybeans and perceived injury in non-Xtend soybeans.

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