(IARN) — Dicamba has been a hot button issue for a few years. The product has been invaluable for producers who use it to fight weeds in their soybeans. However, it has posed a problem for some who aren’t using it. Dicamba drift has done damage to fields which do not use the traits. It has led to wilted plants, stunted growth, and sometimes lower yields. Drift has also led to further costs for producers in the form of resprays.
The issue has been important enough that the Federal Government and some states have their own programs to manage its use. Iowa currently does not have a specific set of rules and follows the Federal guidelines. It has also served as a platform to help remind farmers about the fundamentals of spraying during the proper conditions.
WinField United says their InterLock product that has shown favorable results in reducing the drift problems.