SCPA members Albaugh, BASF, and Monsanto recently had the opportunity to discuss the latest in dicamba issues at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in New Orleans. Current SCPA President Steve Williams from Albaugh, Jeff Birk from BASF, and Scott Partridge from Monsanto were able to present information and answer questions from the Commissioners and Secretaries.
Dicamba has always been a vital tool for growers in the SCPA region and this setting provided an opportunity to discuss the legacy dicamba products and new technologies that are in use with dicamba. Our members were able to discuss the need for the new technology while also continuing the use of the older formulations as well.
There were many questions and concerns shared with the panelists from the states that will be useful as the 2018 planting season decisions are starting to be made. We will continue to work with our members and the NASDA members to find a workable solution for this product in 2018.
SCPA would like to thank the NASDA staff for including this discussion at its annual meeting and allowing SCPA and its members to be a part of it.