dicamba

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

Definition of dicamba

: a systemic herbicide C8H6Cl2O3

Examples of dicamba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 170 plaintiffs in the U.S. had sued Bayer and rival BASF SE over dicamba as of Feb. 6, Bayer said Thursday. Tim Loh, Fortune, "Bayer says Roundup legal fiasco may force it to sell assets or borrow on bad terms," 27 Feb. 2020 Farmers and agricultural researchers over the past several years have blamed dicamba spraying for damaging millions of acres of crops. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Corteva Ups Ante in Challenging Bayer on Biotech Seeds," 30 Jan. 2020 The company alleged that it had been harmed by Plant Board decisions that restricted, or prevented, farmers' use of Monsanto's dicamba formulation. Stephen Steed, Arkansas Online, "Decision on plant panel hits state law," 20 Dec. 2019 Weed scientists in Arkansas and other states say all formulations of dicamba, including new versions by Bayer and other companies, have a tendency in summer heat and humidity to move off target hours or days after application. Stephen Steed, Arkansas Online, "Decision on plant panel hits state law," 20 Dec. 2019 The cutoff date is set to mitigate dicamba drift, which can damage other crops and vegetation in the area. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Minnesota sets cutoff date for dicamba herbicide products," 27 Nov. 2019 Department officials said Minnesota farmers would be barred from using the herbicide on dicamba-tolerant soybeans on June 20 of next year. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Minnesota sets cutoff date for dicamba herbicide products," 27 Nov. 2019 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced the cutoff date for using dicamba products during the 2020 growing season. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Minnesota sets cutoff date for dicamba herbicide products," 27 Nov. 2019 Soybean farmers use dicamba where weeds have developed resistance to another herbicide, glyphosate. BostonGlobe.com, "WASHINGTON — The relocation of two Agriculture Department agencies out of the District of Columbia has delayed the publication of dozens of research reports, squelched early-stage studies, and halted the release of millions of dollars in funding, USDA employees say.," 3 Oct. 2019

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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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“Dicamba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicamba. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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