di·​cam·​ba | \ˌdī-ˈkam-bə \

Definition of dicamba 

: a systemic herbicide C8H6Cl2O3

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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 Additional training and certifications will be required for workers who apply dicamba to crops. Washington Post, "Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba," 12 Dec. 2017 The new limitations on dicamba use fall short of curbs some critics believe are necessary to avoid a repeat of that damage next year, when some projections show spraying of the potent chemical on U.S. farm fields could double. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Monsanto, BASF Agree to New Restraints on Controversial Herbicide," 13 Oct. 2017 Monsanto, which is being acquired by Bayer AG bayer-ag for $63.5 billion, has said its dicamba herbicide is safe when applied properly and that U.S. farmers failed to follow label instructions. Fortune, "Monsanto Has Postponed Launching a New Chemical After Reports That It Causes Rashes," 1 Nov. 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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