During the past five years, increased use of various forms of dicamba has created issues for both farmers and non-farmers. The requirements needed to safely apply this herbicide in soybeans make timely and effective application difficult and present a significant amount of risk to both growers and applicators. Unfortunately, as we reported a few weeks ago, dicamba damage to soybeans is widespread again this year. To assist our grower customers who are experiencing dicamba damage to their fields, Stine is offering to pay the cost of dicamba testing for suspected damage now through August 1, 2021.
Growers who want to utilize this offer need to contact their Stine independent sales representative (ISR) or regional sales agronomist (RSA) who will collect the sample(s) and submit them to the designated testing entity. For each sample submitted, Stine will cover the cost of testing for dicamba presence. The Stine RSA will receive a copy of the test results to be shared with the customer.
If you’re unsure who your local Stine ISR or RSA is, use our Find Stine tool or contact us directly at (515) 677-2605. We will be happy put you in touch with a local rep who can gather and submit the sample on your behalf.
At Stine, we believe that soybean growers need as many options as possible to achieve sound and effective weed control, and we remain committed to offering our customers a multitude of options, all packaged in high-yielding genetics. We are confident in the yield potential of the dicamba-enabled soybean genetics that we offer to our customers. However, given the uncertainty that remains about the long-term viability of dicamba as a soybean weed control solution, we want our grower customers to understand that alternative options are available and that we will assist in any way we can to ensure your fields are positioned for success now and in the future.
Please contact your local Stine regional sales agronomist for any questions or concerns about dicamba damage in your area.