Category: Blog

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 ...