The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is encouraged by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement Wednesday to extend over-the-top use of dicamba on soybeans until Dec. 20, 2020. “We’re very pleased the EPA will continue to have this important tool available for farmers to manage their crops for the foreseeable future,” says MSGA Director Bob …
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MSGA goes to bat for farmers The Minnesota Department of Agriculture moved ahead with its June 20 cutoff date for spraying dicamba on dicamba-tolerant soybeans in Minnesota. In a June 8 letter to stakeholders, MDA Commissioner Dave Frederickson announced there would not be any modification of the section 24 (c) label for Xtendimax™, Fexapan™ or …
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The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Drift Task Force issued its first findings in the form of a letter to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
The Drift Task Force, comprised of soybean farmers, acknowledged to MDA Commissioner Dave Frederickson that dicamba isn’t a solution without risks.
The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) convened its first drift task force meeting Monday at the organization’s headquarters.
Minnesota’s first-ever farmer led task force assembled to examine the data and science behind suspected dicamba damage reports in Minnesota and find a solution to develop best management practices concerning the use of dicamba in dicamba-tolerant soybeans in the state. The drift task force aims to work with industry and researchers to help glean answers and options for maximizing the potential of this technology.
Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Director Lawrence Sukalski has reached out to his liability insurance agent to discuss dicamba, and he advises fellow growers not to hesitate reporting suspected dicamba damage in their fields.
Most pasture and grain farmers are very familiar with dicamba. This Group 4, growth regulator herbicide has been accessible to Minnesota farmers for nearly 60 years.
Earlier this month, the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approval of the label for XtendiMaxTM with VaporGripTM Technology, an extremely low volatility dicamba formulation for use in dicamba tolerant soybeans and cotton.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they will register Monsanto’s Xtendimax™ with Vapor Grip™ Technology, a low volatility dicamba product to control weeds in soybean crops genetically engineered to tolerate dicamba. This compound will help in the effort to control glyphosate resistant weeds.