di·​cam·​ba | \ ˌdī-ˈkam-bə How to pronounce dicamba (audio) \

Definition of dicamba

: a systemic herbicide C8H6Cl2O3

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Agricultural researchers estimate that millions of acres of crops have been damaged by drifting dicamba. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Bayer to Invest Billions in Weedkillers in Wake of Roundup Controversy," 14 June 2019 Since 2016 Bayer has sold soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist dicamba, another potent herbicide pitched as a solution to farmers’ herbicide-resistant weed woes. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "China’s GMO Ruling Hands U.S. Farmers New Tool in Battle Against Weeds," 8 Jan. 2019 XtendiMax, a version of the herbicide dicamba made by Bayer AG , isn’t applied to crops aerially. WSJ, "Corrections & Amplifications," 5 Nov. 2018 Arkansas is one of several states where farmers have complained about dicamba drifting. Andrew Demillo, Houston Chronicle, "Arkansas judge dismisses Monsanto lawsuit on dicamba ban," 16 Feb. 2018 Monsanto was also challenging an earlier rule that specifically targeted its brand of dicamba. Andrew Demillo, Houston Chronicle, "Arkansas judge dismisses Monsanto lawsuit on dicamba ban," 16 Feb. 2018 Other products that contain several active ingredients (2,4-D, mecoprop, dicamba and carfentrazone) target a wide variety of weeds and may be used on all types of lawn grasses. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Lawn Care 101: How to spot and treat common turf issues before spring arrives," 24 Feb. 2018 Presentations will include management of tomato bacterial canker, sprayers for controlling insects in sweet corn, new dicamba regulations and updates on federal food safety regulations. Post-Tribune, "Community news," 20 Dec. 2017 Several states have imposed new restrictions on dicamba use for 2018 to avoid a repeat of the damage. Reuters, Fortune, "Missouri Has Issued Fines for Misuse of Chemicals that Damaged Crops," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dicamba

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dicamba

perhaps from dichlor- + Cambilene + Banlene (two commercial preparations containing dicamba)

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