While the state of Arkansas has more than 500 complaints on record alleging misuse of a new farm crop protection product that contains dicamba, Missouri reported it has more than 100. As of last Friday, Illinois had a total of - four. Still, some Illinois farmers are urging caution with the new technology.
Steve Turner farms near Chandlerville and says Illinois farmers that plan to use the new crop protection product this year need to exercise care. The products in question allow dicamba to be used on soybeans to kill weeds that have become resistant to the popular chemical glyphosate.
Both farmers and consumers can find more information from the Illinois Farm Bureau online at ilfb.org/steward.