MN Dept. Of Agriculture Requesting Information On Dicamba-Related Plant Damage
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is once again compiling data on plant damage that may have been caused by the herbicide dicamba.
Last year, the MDA received 253 dicamba-related complaints in Minnesota, with an estimated 260,000 acres in damage.
The complaints involved off-target movement that impacted non-dicamba tolerant soybeans, other sensitive crops, and non-crop plants.
MDA did add additional dicamba restrictions this year, including a stricter date and temperature cut-off.
As of yesterday, the MDA has received 30 reports of alleged dicamba damage this year.
The MDA is encouraging anyone with damage in the 2018 growing season to complete a survey or register a formal complaint. The survey will be open until September 15.