The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has been made aware of many reports and speculation of possible plant damage resulting from use of the pesticide dicamba. Many growers and applicators have been expressing concerns regarding potential off target dicamba applications, and potential resulting crop damage.
2017 was the first year any dicamba products were registered for use on post-plant soybeans. Registrations were granted for three products in North Dakota: Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia. These three products are formulated differently than conventional dicamba products and are designed to be less volatile than conventional dicamba. Many states across the nation are experiencing damage from legal and illegal uses of dicamba on soybeans and cotton and there is an effort underway to determine the true nature of the problem.
If you suspect dicamba damage to plants on your property, please fill out the survey below. Information in the survey will not be used for pesticide enforcement against applicators and no penalties will be issued based on any survey. The intention of this survey is only to quantify the number of potential reports and acres impacted. If you wish to file a formal pesticide complaint, please contact the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at 701-328-2231.