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ND Department of Agriculture Dicamba Injury Survey

ND Department of Agriculture Dicamba Injury Survey

Dept. of Ag Seeks Dicamba Injury Info from Producers

NDSU Weed Science and the ND Department of Agriculture (NDDA) need your help. In an effort to document the extent of off-site drift of dicamba, we ask you to complete the form prepared by the NDDA. The form is not designed to file a complaint but to indicate extent of injury to susceptible plants and to indicate generally where in the state the injury occurred. We encourage you to complete the form.

Rich Zollinger
NDSU Extension Weed Specialist

North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Aug. 9, 2017
For immediate release 

Farmers encouraged to take survey on possible dicamba damage

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is gathering information on plant damage that may have been caused by use of the herbicide dicamba.

Dicamba is a selective herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds and woody plants. It has many applications, including lawn care, crop production and range management. Historically, it has been used in pre-plant and pre-harvest applications on soybeans. Recently, new low-volatile formulations have been approved for postemergence use on dicamba-tolerant soybeans.

“Many growers and applicators have expressed concerns regarding potential off-target dicamba applications with resulting crop damage,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “Those who suspect dicamba damage are encouraged to complete our survey to help us quantify the number of potential reports and acres impacted.”

The survey may be found at www.nd.gov/ndda/dicamba-survey.

Information gathered from the survey will not be used for pesticide enforcement against applicators and no penalties will be issued based on the survey. Those wishing to file a formal pesticide complaint should contact NDDA at 701-328-2231.

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