MFA Incorporated has announced updated internal policies for the sale and use of dicamba
herbicides for the 2018 growing season.
MFA has launched an intensive scouting protocol to track soybean growth and provide timely information to applicators about crop progress. A network of "sentinel plots" has been established, representing the average planting dates and maturity ranges of soybeans in different regions of MFA's service territory. Reports will be sent to MFA employees each week with notes about maturity and potential cutoff dates for spraying dicamba.
Above is the Sentinel Plot Map for the week of 6/18. The map shows that we have R1 soybeans showing up across Regions 1 & 2 and parts of Region 3. With this info we have set the cutoff date to stop spraying Dicamba in these areas on Wednesday June 20th at 5:30pm.
Soybeans in the West Central, Emporia group, and River Hills group have reached R1. With this info we have set the cutoff date to stop spraying Dicamba in these areas on Sunday June 24th at 5:30 pm.
For Region 5 a date has not been set. We will continue to monitor the progress of sentinel plots in these areas and will update when the soybeans reach R1.
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