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Experts: Dicamba Will Attack Trees, Specialty Crops In 2019

Dicamba, the controversial herbicide used on soybeans and cotton, is responsible for thousands of acres of damaged crops in recent years. (Photo Credit: Darrell Hoemann, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting)

Agriculture experts are predicting the controversial weed killer dicamba will cause more problems in 2019. Soybean farmers filed lawsuits against the weed killer's maker, Monsanto, alleging crop damage from the chemical drifting into their fields. But plant scientists say problems with dicamba in the coming year are more likely to affect trees and other plants and probably won’t damage soybean fields. Harvest Public Media’s Jonathan Ahl reports.



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