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Re: Dicamba injury

https://www.missouriruralist.com/crop-protection/better-year-dicamba

 

The article tone is that of Dept of Ag basically patting themselves on the back.  Article does mention the dissenting view that actual incidents are possibly much higher, and many farmers just did not report the damage.  3 out of 4 of the local incidents I am aware of are in this latter category.  The problems with the reporting mechanism -- once reported, it is not just confirmed, but "investigated".  Farmers affected do want the "tool" to be available, if needed, to fight Palmer Amaranth, and therefore are reluctant to report issues that might jeopardize that situation.  Personally, I had enough aggravating circumstances via non-reporting that I will be more likely to report to Dept of Ag next time.