The changes, requested by pesticide registrants in consultation with those states, are intended to reduce risks from the use of over-the-top dicamba, an herbicide used to control certain types of broadleaf weeds.
U.S. EPA administrator Michael Regan is “extremely concerned” about potential dicamba incidents, saying the agency is investigating 2021 injury reports and preparing to take regulatory action if necessary.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that EPA is approving new 5-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product.
In the wake of a June court ruling vacating 3 dicamba registrations that were set to expire later this year, the Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing dicamba decisions so farmers will have time to make purchasing decisions for next season.
Challenging growing conditions and a lot of prevent plant acreage resulted in vigorous weed seed production for many species in 2019. Check out these tips from The University of Illinois Extension for managing the weed seed bank in 2020.
While off-target dicamba injury to soybean has dominated the news the past year, it is important to recognize that dicamba is not the only Group 4 herbicide (HG4) capable of injuring soybean. HG4 products can induce plant responses at lower doses than most other herbicide groups.
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