Dicamba Spreading is an Issue

Dicamba Spreading is an Issue

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July 30, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) 

As the crop season continues, impacts of Dicamba drift are being witnessed across the country and farmers are managing the consequences as best they can. 

Jennie Schmidt, of Schmidt Farms in Maryland, showed RFD-TV's Sarah Mock clusters of grapes at her vineyard operation that have been irreparably damaged due to exposure to Dicamba during the bloom stage. About two-thirds of the grapes from Schmidt's 22 acre vineyard operation land will unfortunately end up on the ground rather than in a bottle of wine. “I've already cancelled this year about $70,000 worth of contracts.”

Schmidt also raises a mix of specialty crops and grains on her land and sympathizes with her neighbors who use chemicals like Dicamba on their crops. Her concerns are focused, not so much on the chemicals themselves, but on applicators knowing how to safely apply them.

Watch the video above to get the full story.

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