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Re: Monsanto vs. land-grant weed scientists on dicamba

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Quote from Aaron Hager pretty well sums it up -- “To me, it’s a sad day in weed science when the industry has reached a point where instead of debating data, they instead launch attacks on the credibility of public-sector weed scientists"

 

As for the studies and data, Monsanto can possibly rightfully say they have complied with all the requirements and research standards, however, one cannot argue with the obvious signs of drift that have been reported in multiple states, hundreds of thousands of acres.  If it becomes necessary to purchase dicamba tolerant seeds as a primary defense against drift damages from others, then ,as a minimum, it should also be Monsanto that is withstanding that additional seed cost, without regard to whether or not the dicamba chemical products are actually used.