As of Tuesday, the Minnesota Agriculture Department has 25 potential dicamba drift complaints. Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Director Josh Stamper says 16 of those complaints have requested investigations and nine of those are survey complaints. That’s fewer than last year at this time. Minnesota had an earlier cut-off date for dicamba application: June 20. “With the weather in certain parts of the state, it was challenging for growers to use the technology.” Stamper says there are complaints of applications being made after June 20 and pesticide industry is struggling with figuring out how to use the technology in the future. The goal is to keep the product in the toolbox.
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