Unfortunately there were a lot of hard feelings I believe due to a mis-representation of FACTS. I found it infuriating to be accused of “damaging” neighbor’s soybeans by my use of Xtendflex soybeans. The problem I have is that yes, I use XtendFlex soybeans and yes I’m odd man out in a strong area of Enlist use, but just because I use XtendFlex soybean seed doesn’t mean I use dicamba. Haven’t for several years. Yet due to a false narrative that can most certainly be traced back to “market share tactics”, I was and continue to be viewed as the cause of Enlist soybeans being cupped at post spray.
It is easy to find evidence all around my neighborhood that the Enlist spray causes the “damage” by merely looking at what kind of job the sprayers did in a field of Enlist beans. I find it funny that corners of fields, the back side of electric poles, and various other sprayer skips never get “damaged”by the dicamba that I “use”.
As I stated in my above post, “Enlist will cup the leaves of Enlist soybeans. Period.”
I really don’t care what traited soybean my neighbors use, but they need to be absolutely sure they have their facts straight and backed up with actual evidence before accusations are thrown about so easily. Tissue samples are easy to acquire and answer lots of questions.
My weed control program includes tillage, well timed residuals, and the strong agronomic practice of “start clean, stay clean”. It does not include using the “D” word and causing the cosmetic and economic ruin of a certain company’s traited soybeans.