Badgerbean has had a close to home case of spray drift.
Sad to say, Dr. Shawn Conley reported on June 26, 2017 that one of his field trial plots was affected by an offsite movement (he suggests volatilization) of a dicamba product.
The Xtend beans in the trial showed no damage but the rest of field incurred significant damage—and the subsequent possible loss of data.
In the spirit of moving ahead, Dr. Conley thought it would be helpful to share these four resources to help understand and mitigate off- site movement.
- Managing 2,4-D and Dicamba in Enlist™ and Xtend® Soybean
- Top Four Considerations for Reducing Spray Drift
- Minimizing the Risk of Drift: Synthetic Auxin Herbicides on Soybean and the Factors that Lead to Off-target Movement
- Herbicide injury during and after emergence in soybean
Photo courtesy of Adam Roth.