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ND Extends Dicamba Application Date to July 10

Farmers now have until July 10 to apply dicamba in North Dakota. A combination of heavy rain, a lack of suitable days for spraying and delayed soybean growth impacted the decision. Only those certified can apply FeXapan, XtendiMax and Engenia herbicides over the top, with application allowed one hour after sunrise to two hours before sunset. Again, farmers have until July 10 or R1 stage, whichever comes first, to apply dicamba in North Dakota.

ND Dicamba Application Deadline is June 30

With the spraying season underway, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers and applicators of the Special Local Needs label for use of dicamba. Only those certified can apply FeXapan, XtendiMax and Engenia herbicides over the top, with application allowed one hour after sunrise to two hours before sunset. The label allows for spraying in North Dakota up to June 30 or R1 stage, whichever comes first.

Dicamba Application Deadlines Inching Closer

With the spraying season underway, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers and applicators of the Special Local Needs label for use of dicamba. Only those certified can apply FeXapan, XtendiMax and Engenia herbicides over the top, with application allowed one hour after sunrise to two hours before sunset. The label allows for spraying in North Dakota up to June 30 or R1 stage, whichever comes first.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is maintaining the June 20 state-specific deadline for dicamba application. The late planting date has caused concern for farmers who want to use dicamba, but Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen says a delayed application can result in poor weed control and other risks.

Prepare to Manage Resistant Weeds

North Dakota farmers should be preparing to manage resistant weeds. GL Crop Consulting President and agronomist Greg LaPlante says conditions are just right for kochia to germinate. Farmers can rotate herbicides to better manage resistance.
 
“In soybeans, we have to look at what pre-emerge or burndown herbicides we can use that are effective for early kochia so we don’t put early strain on dicamba, 2,4-D or Enlist.”
 
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