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These actualities are available for use in your audio or video news stories based on the story Division of Ag researchers find volatility in all dicamba formulations  they testedstrong>


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Jason Norsworthy answers: transcript. Tom Barber answers: transcript.  Bob Scott answers: transcript. 

Questions? Contact Mary Hightower, or 501-671-2126



Q: In discussions about dicamba and volatility, we sometimes hear the phrase, “loading the air.” What does that mean?

  • JasonNorsworthy1.mp4:>“’Loading the air’ means … after the actual spray itself.” (:36) 

Q: Once the herbicide takes gaseous form, how long do the droplets or particles remain airborne?  

Q: Pigweed has proven itself difficult foe, becoming resistant to what were once effective control options. Will pigweed become resistant to this chemistry too?

Q: Can you describe how you were able to see resistance evolve in pigweed under research conditions?

Q: In terms of volatility and travel of dicamba, what did your research turn up?

Q: Dicamba is not new weed management tool. Why is this chemistry so high profile now?

Q: Has your research shown any differences among the available products containing dicamba?

  • TomBarber 7.mp4: “And these new formulations … all the products.” (:34)

Q: What quantity or rate of this herbicide does it take to cause injury to soybeans?

Q: What does the future hold for weed management tools for farmers?

 Q: What are the takeaways from the NE Arkansas Field day?

  • BobScott 6.mp4 : “We did see some things … of any of these formulations.”  (:15)
  • BobScott 5 mp4: “I think anybody who looked … cut and dry.” (:16)

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
(501) 671-2126

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