ND Dept. of Agriculture Asks For Information From Farmers on Dicamba
NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota’s Department of Agriculture is taking a survey of acres affected by Dicamba.
It’s a herbicide farmers have been using for the past five decades on corn, small grains and soybeans.
In recent years, the herbicide has developed a resistant gene for soybeans. Ag experts say the change may be causing plant damage due to the in-crop use of Dicamba.
The herbicide calls for half a pound of an active ingredient per acre, which some say could also be the problem.
“When we’ve been using it the last 40-50 years, no one has been using it at that rate. That’s an extremely high rate. I brought the issue up last year to the EPA and I’m bringing it up again this year. They need to reassess that,” North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, a Republican, said.
Click here to take the Dicamba survey.