Farmer sees both sides of the dicamba story


Farmer sees both sides of the dicamba story

A central Illinois farmer says he understands both sides of issues surrounding dicamba use.

Alex Head who farms near Decatur tells Brownfield he has seen yield loss from dicamba drift on his non-GMO soybean crop.

 “It is a great tool to have and it kills weeds, but the fact that it doesn’t stay on target is a little bit frustrating.”

On the other hand, Head also grows soybean seed and has seen the benefits of dicamba products.

“I am not going to sit here and just run it under the wringer. It is a good tool to have in your toolbox.”

Head says he is sure to communicate with neighbors and local co-ops about which of his fields are non-GMO and any areas that he may be spraying dicamba himself.