DICAMBA-TRAINING-POST

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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Figure 1. The new dicamba and Enlist herbicides require specific nozzle types for application. Check the product label before spraying to ensure you have the correct nozzle. (Photos by Bob Klein)
Figure 1. The new dicamba and Enlist herbicides require specific nozzle types for application. Check the product label before spraying to ensure you have the correct nozzle. (Photos by Bob Klein)

University & Sprayer Co. Experts to Address Dicamba and Enlist Application

November 2, 2017
Learn how to achieve maximum performance while avoiding injury to conventional and non-Xtend soybeans at a Nov. 15 Sprayer Clinic. The clinic, which will be held at the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, will focus on application of the new dicamba and Enlist herbicides.

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Dicamba Changes for 2018

October 26, 2017
The EPA recently announced label changes that would make dicamba a Restricted Use Pesticide for the 2018 crop year. An ag lawyer looks at what the changes will mean for farmers.

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