Farmers get credit for fewer off-target dicamba complaints

The vice president for U.S. crop protection at BASF credits farmers for fewer off-target dicamba complaints this year.

Scott Kay tells Brownfield there was good participation as BASF hosted a series of training sessions across the Midwest this past winter.

“I think that shows a commitment, and a true need for technology, and for us to adopt it.”

Speaking to Brownfield at the Farm Progress Show, Kay says the industry is committed to ongoing training.

“We’ve had the philosophy from the beginning that working together to help people adopt new technologies and for companies to work hand-in-hand with the growers and retailers to deliver that, (which) I think has been excellent.”

He says while dicamba complaints were down compared to 2017, BASF’s goal is for the technology to be perfectly managed.

Kay is hopeful the EPA will announce a decision soon on whether to register dicamba over-the-top formulations for the 2019 growing season.


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