As the Minnesota Department of Agriculture investigates cases of possible off-target dicamba movement, label violations are being found. Incidents include incomplete application records, failure to measure wind speed at boom height and application when sensitive plants, crops or residual areas are downwind. For the 2021 growing season, there were 304 dicamba complaints and 120 of those complaints asked for a formal investigation. Those complaints were combined into 84 cases. At this time, ten cases are closed. MDA does not expect to get through the review and enforcement of all of the investigations before the upcoming growing season. Applicators are encouraged to pay close attention to updated dicamba application guidelines for 2022.
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