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State looking into dicamba damage

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is again gathering information on plant damage that may have been caused by the use of the herbicide dicamba. The department asks anyone with damage in the 2018 growing season to complete a survey or register a formal complaint. The survey will be open until Sept. 15.

Last year, state agriculture officials received 253 complaints about dicamba, mostly about damage to soybeans and other plants not bred to tolerate the chemical. The University of Minnesota estimates about 265,000 acres across Minnesota were affected.

Dicamba complaints can be phoned into the Pesticide Misuse Complaint line at 651-201-6333.

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