​​The Science Behind Herbicide Volatility

February 2020 | 21 min., 30 sec.
by Tom Mueller
The University of Tennessee

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​Mueller reports on his field and greenhouse (lab) studies detailing various aspects of dicamba behavior post-application (not related to particle drift). Specific topics include effects of plant material presence, comparison of dicamba formulations, temperature effects, spray mixture pH effects, and other general observations from multiple sources. Mueller has been conducting dicamba volatility research under field and lab conditions since 2009. The purpose of this presentation is to provide Mississippi farmers with ideas related to the best possible stewardship of post-dicamba products.

About the Presenter

Tom MuellerTom Mueller is professor of plant sciences at the University of Tennessee, which is housed within the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. He received a BS in agronomy from the University of Illinois, an MS in crop sciences from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in crop sciences from the University of Georgia; he completed postdoctoral training in soil microbiology with the USDA–ARS in Stoneville, Mississippi. Dr. Mueller directs a research program that focuses on the environmental fate of pesticides and has a priority of examining herbicides. His research endeavors to provide pest management systems that are not only effective and economical to end users but also environmentally sustainable.

Contact Information:
Email: tmueller@utk.edu


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