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Minnesota Ag Department denies dicamba extension request

Minnesota Ag Department denies dicamba extension request

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will not grant a request by the Minnesota Soybean Growers to extend the cutoff date for dicamba applications. Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen tells Brownfield it was a difficult decision and he appreciates the input received from the Association. “But the fact of the matter is after talking to the University of Minnesota, our scientists and experts, that really to control and manage the weeds after June 20th, dicamba is just not always the best option.” He says research shows volatility spikes in Minnesota after June 20th and points to a dramatic reduction in dicamba drift complaints from 2017 to 2018, the first year a date and temperature cutoff were in effect.

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