Category: Blog

Problems with off-target movement of products with the chemical dicamba

by: Julienne Irihose, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Junior Integrated Science Major This blog is part of The Science Behind Dicamba Series from Dr. Andrea Basche’s course. "I've never seen anything even close to this," says Larry Steckel, a weed specialist at the University of Tennessee. "We have drift issues every year in a handful of fields, but I've ...

Out with the Old, In with the Older

by: Samantha Teten, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Agronomy Major / Agribusiness Minor This blog is part of The Science Behind Dicamba Series from Dr. Andrea Basche’s course. As a person drives past the corn and soybean fields across Nebraska, it is fascinating to see how the crops grown and develop throughout the season. This past summer, the soybean ...

Dicamba and Soybeans for the Consumer

by: Cora Brott, UNL Agribusiness and Accounting Majors (Sophomore) This blog is part of The Science Behind Dicamba Series from Dr. Andrea Basche's course. Recently a chemical, dicamba, used in farming has come under fire by not only farmers who grow crops that are not tolerant to dicamba, but also by the general public.  Though ...

The science behind dicamba: What you need to know

By: Dr. Andrea Basche, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture In 2017, soybean and cotton varieties engineered with resistance to the chemical dicamba were grown widely across the U.S. for the first time. The new crop varieties were introduced to farmers to manage weeds that had previously been very pesky to their main cash ...