CROPS NEWS
Dicamba Shortage Ahead
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:38 AM CDT

By Emily Unglesbee
DTN News Intern

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- University of Tennessee weed scientist Larry Steckel is warning growers they may need to get creative with spring herbicide burndowns.

"You're going to have to mix and match a little more than before," Steckel told DTN. "Roundup and dicamba has been the standard for the last decade, and that's not going to be the case this year."

For the second year in a row, growers across the country are seeing shorter supplies of dicamba, a herbicide many rely on to knock down challenging winter annual weeds such as horseweed (marestail) ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Weed Control Options
Awash in Amaranth
Production Blog
Cultivator Comeback
Eyes Peeled For Palmer
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Soybean Double Trouble