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Mitigating Dicamba Drift – Best Management Practices

Mitigating Dicamba Drift – Best Management Practices

👤By Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 27, 2017

University of Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel provides some best management practices to reduce the potential of off-target wandering of dicamba.

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Minnesota: Suspect Pesticide Drift? What to Do, How to Prevent It

Minnesota: Suspect Pesticide Drift? What to Do, How to Prevent It Updated

👤By Dave Nicolai and Liz Stahl, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Unfortunately, pesticide applications can sometimes drift onto neighboring crops and vegetation. Damage can range in severity from brief cosmetic symptoms to the inability to market a crop, severe yield losses and/or plant death. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has developed

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How Not to Spray During an Inversion – Video

How Not to Spray During an Inversion – Video

👤By Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 20, 2017

In this video from University of Tennessee, Extension Specialist Larry Steckel discusses temperature inversions and how to avoid spraying during them and avoid herbicide drift.

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Weed Scientists Caution Against Off-Label Spraying of Dicamba and 2,4-D

Weed Scientists Caution Against Off-Label Spraying of Dicamba and 2,4-D

👤From the Weed Science Society of America 🕔Jun 16, 2017 Read Full Article
Preventing Dicamba Drift – Video

Preventing Dicamba Drift – Video

👤By Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 15, 2017

In just the past few days, dicamba drift has been reported on Tennessee farms. As temperatures rise, so does the potential for increased off-target movement of dicamba. Watch as Larry Steckel discusses three actions to reduce drift and volatilization.

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Herbicides: Consider Temperature Inversions Before Spraying – Video

Herbicides: Consider Temperature Inversions Before Spraying – Video

👤By Ryan Miller and David Nicolai, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 14, 2017

A new video, Temperature inversions: Something to consider before spraying, that discusses the development of temperature inversions, which can affect the drift, or off target movement of pesticides during post emergence applications.

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Dicamba Injury: Don’t Get Complacent on Sprayer Cleanout, Upkeep

Dicamba Injury: Don’t Get Complacent on Sprayer Cleanout, Upkeep

👤By Mandy Bish and Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri 🕔Jun 14, 2017

The availability of dicamba-tolerant soybean this season increases the need for emphasis on proper maintenance and thorough cleanout of the sprayer system between applications; especially POST applications.

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Herbicide Drift: Consider Your Neighbor – 3 Things to Keep in Mind

Herbicide Drift: Consider Your Neighbor – 3 Things to Keep in Mind

👤By Kevin Bradley and Brian Dintelmann, University of Missouri 🕔Jun 12, 2017

As we move into that part of the season where post-emergence herbicide applications are commonly made in soybean, it’s important to remember the effects that off-target movement of herbicides can have on others around you. And this year, for the

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Pesticide Drift is  the Applicator’s Responsibility

Pesticide Drift is the Applicator’s Responsibility

👤By Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky 🕔May 17, 2017

Language and restrictions regarding pesticide drift vary among products, but all put the responsibility clearly with the applicator. One insecticide label states: Only apply this product if the wind direction favors on-target deposition. Do not apply when the wind velocity

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South Carolina: Pay Attention to Wind Speed to Avoid Herbicide Drift

South Carolina: Pay Attention to Wind Speed to Avoid Herbicide Drift

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔May 1, 2017

With some of the new herbicide technology labeled for use this year, growers need to be paying more attention than ever to the wind in order to reduce drift.  I would urge everyone that plans to apply auxin herbicides to invest

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