Banvel (dicamba) herbicide injury on beans, tomatoes and muskmelon
Banvel is an herbicide commonly used for postemergence control of broadleaf weeds in corn, wheat, sorghum, pastures, and around field margins. This herbicide can be moved off target by windy conditions at the time of spraying or can volatilize after spraying at temperatures above 85°F and drift off target. Many vegetable plants are sensitive to Banvel and even rates as low as 0.001 lb/acre (1/100th of the use rate) can cause visual crop injury. The degree of crop injury depends on the herbicide, rate, and crop growth stage at the time of drift.