The Verdict on Dicamba in the U.S., Year Two
Was year two of the new dicamba technologies in the United States a success?
It’s a matter of perspective. (See our earlier story from mid-July.)
In Monsanto’s view, 2018 was a clear-cut win: Nearly 50 million acres of dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton were planted, more than double last year, which Ryan Rubischko, Monsanto’s Dicamba Portfolio Lead, says speaks to growers’ need for new tools to fight herbicide-resistant weeds. Even with sharply expanded acreage, the number of auxin drift injury-related cases nationwide is at 1,179, according to the latest survey data available from the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials, down from about 2,700 cases investigated by various state departments of agriculture in 2017.
See the full story at our sister publication, CropLife.