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 …


Monsanto Addresses Dicamba Issues in Open Letter

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

In an open letter to customers, Monsanto says the company is committed to supporting farmers at every stage of the growing season. Monsanto, the maker of the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend crop system that includes the dicamba herbicide formulation XtendiMax, responded in the letter to complaints of dicamba drift injury to non-tolerant crops. Monsanto says that many farmers are “experiencing …


Tennessee Joins Other States limiting Dicamba Use

Dan Industry News Release

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture announced new limits on the use of dicamba-based herbicides this week. The move follows practical bans issued by Arkansas and Missouri for using dicamba for row crop applications, as concerns and drift damages mount. Missouri, however, released its “stop sale, use or removal” order Thursday on dicamba-based herbicides. The new rule in Tennessee restricts the …