Secretary Perdue Regarding EPA Decision on Dicamba

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the registration of dicamba for two years. The extension is for “over-the-top” use to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. Perdue’s statement is as follows: “It is important that the EPA …

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EPA Announces Changes To Dicamba Registration

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was informed by input from and extensive collaboration between EPA, state regulators, farmers, academic researchers, pesticide manufacturers and other …


State Officials Talk Dicamba in 2019

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

State pesticide regulators sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency with recommendations on re-registering three dicamba products for 2019. A DTN report says the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials want the EPA to set an early-season cutoff date, but only if states are permitted to use Special Local Needs labels to adjust those dates. These recommendations will carry …


Dicamba Legal Battle Continues in Arkansas

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

Nearly 200 farmers have obtained temporary restraining orders against the Arkansas in-season ban on dicamba use. A DTN report says judges in three counties have granted restraining orders in response to last-minutes complaints filed by farmers. The office of State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is filing appeals of those decisions to the state Supreme Court. In the meantime, a spokeswoman …


What Growers Need to Know about New Restrictions for Dicamba

Dan Cotton, Environment, Soybeans

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize damage to neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. Senior Scientist for Regulatory and Environmental Issues at the National Cotton Council (NCC), Steve Hensley, has information for growers on what …


Dicamba Label Features New Guidelines for 2018 Growing Season

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

Dicamba is now a restricted use pesticide, thanks to guidelines issued recently by the Environmental Protection Agency. The guidelines were reached through a deal between the Trump Administration and the three companies that make dicamba, including Monsanto, BASF, and DuPont. All of the changes will be on product labels heading into the 2018 season. Dr. Ahmit Jhala, Assistant Professor with …


NCGA Offers Reminder on Dicamba Label Changes

Dan Corn, Environment, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers Association is urging farmers to be aware of the label changes for dicamba herbicides next year. NCGA says farmers interested in using dicamba as part of their crop strategy in the 2018 growing season need to be aware only certified applicators, or those under direct supervision will be allowed to apply the product. The Environmental Protection …


EPA Mulling Options on Dicamba

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency aims to allow farmers to use dicamba next year, but with additional rules in place. An EPA official in the agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs told Reuters this week the agency had not yet determined what steps it would take to mitigate problems associated with dicamba. The herbicide was linked to widespread crop damage this summer. …


Monsanto Supports Dicamba Label as Is

Dan Industry News Release

There are an estimated 3.1 million acres of possible dicamba damage in many parts of the country. Farm Journal says researchers are working to figure out what it will take to make sure farmers have long-term access to the chemical. Dicamba is currently on a conditional two-year label. Monsanto says the product label is accurate as it is and more …