The following is a statement from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture on dicamba:
Faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are continuing to work with producers to help them grow healthy crops with the lowest possible financial impact.
Following the July 11, 2017, emergency rule banning use and sale of dicamba products in Arkansas, our weed scientists and agronomists are working with row crop producers to safely manage costly herbicide-resistant weeds, including pigweed. These tenacious weeds compete with crops for resources and managing them can add significant costs to growers in terms of time and dollars.
Dicamba use in Arkansas after the emergency ban expires has yet to be determined. Until it is, we will continue our work researching and educating producers on weed management tactics using other available chemistries and techniques. This includes information on salvaging damaged crops and using other chemistries in lieu of dicamba.
For more information about the status of dicamba in Arkansas, please contact the Arkansas State Plant Board.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department has a frequently-asked-questions page: http://bit.ly/2uzueBh
The Division of Agriculture has a frequently-asked-questions page here: http://bit.ly/AR-dicamba-7-2017
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture