Dicamba was a hot button topic in agriculture last growing season, but it was not just all praise. Those who sprayed it on their traited beans for the first time, saw some pretty good results. However, farmers who did not have Dicamba tolerant beans, told a different story as the herbicide drifted across their fields.
Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig says the state of Iowa saw almost double the number of pesticide drift reports in 2017. Half of those were because of Dicamba.
Naig says Iowa wanted rules changes to come from the federal level. Naig also adds the Iowa Department of Ag supports the federal recommendations on training.
Approximately 7,000 Iowa producers have already completed the training. As the 2018 growing season approaches and class offerings dwindles, Secretary Naig mentions an online option for producers to utilize.
Producers can find the online training here.