For farmers south of I-94, the over-the-top dicamba application cutoff date has passed in Minnesota. Minnesota Soybean’s Drift Task Force Chairman Bob Worth says the Minnesota Ag Department could not extend the application cutoff date because EPA took away the 24c label option. In northern Minnesota, BASF Technical Services Representative Ken Deibert is expecting application deadline questions as planting wraps up. “I think there will be concerns around the the approaching June 30 cutoff date for northern Minnesota and North Dakota,” says Deibert. “As the temperatures start warming up, we’re definitely going to have a tremendous amount of weed pressure with all the moisture we received. Growers will need all of the tools in the toolbox they can get, especially managing kochia.”
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