NCFC President Responds to Decision to Revoke Approval of Dicamba Products

Dan Environment

By C.J. Miller Earlier this week, a federal judge with the U.S. District Court of Arizona has revoked the approval that allows the use of dicamba herbicide products on soybeans. The judge’s decision immediately halts the use of over-the-top applications of Xtendimax® from Bayer, Engenia® from BASF, and Tavium® from Syngenta. “I suspect we are going to be encouraging all …

Loveland Products

Loveland Products Beat New EPA Requirements

Dan Environment, USDA-EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now requiring some new regulations for over-the-top applications of Dicamba. Ag Events Marketing Manager for Loveland Products, Eileen Bernard, says that includes drip reduction and volatility reduction agents. But Bernard notes that their new Delta Complete beats those new EPA requirements. Bernard said the product is available at Nutrien Ag Solutions or anywhere Dicamba is sold.


Groups Want Dicamba Lawsuit Revived

Dan Environment, Pest/Pest Control

A group of environmental organizations led by the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity wants new life given to their lawsuit over dicamba registrations. DTN says the groups are asking a federal court to lift a stay and speed up their lawsuit demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency vacate the 2020 dicamba registrations of Engenia, Tavium, …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Welcomes Dicamba Announcement

Dan Cotton, Environment, Field Crops, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Industry News Release, Soybeans

(GCC) — On October 27th, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler met with farmers and industry stakeholders at Cromley Farms, a sixth-generation family farm in Brooklet, to announce new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and an extended registration for an additional dicamba product.  The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is pleased with this announcement.  The GCC …


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 …


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 …