1. Know before you grow. Talk to your neighbors about your planting and application plans.
  2. Assess and document neighboring sensitive areas, including wooded lands, parks, gardens, specialty crop fields, vineyards and non-dicamba-tolerant soybeans.
  3. Explore and use the latest technologies for recordkeeping, measuring wind speed, and assess other weather factors.
  4. Read and follow the Engenia, FeXapan or XtendiMax labels to the letter.
  5. Have a backup plan in the event you are unable to apply on a field due to wind direction or speed, potential for inversion or other concerns.
  6. Do not use non-approved dicamba herbicides on dicamba-tolerant soybeans.
  7. Start with a clean field. Plant into a weed free seed bed using tillage and/or a combination of burndown herbicides. (Source: University of Illinois)
  8. Select and apply within 7 days of planting a soil-residual herbicide that targets your most problematic weed species. (Source: University of Illinois)
  9. Scout fields 14 days after planting. Apply dicamba at 0.5 ae/acre when weeds are less than 3 inches tall and when conditions allow for application. (Source: University of Illinois)
  10. Scout treated fields 7 days after the dicamba application. If control is not complete or another flush of weeds has emerged, consider using non-dicamba options for complete weed control such as alternative herbicides, cultivation and hand rogueing. The goal should be zero weed seed production. (Source: University of Illinois)