Atrazine declared safe for use

Atrazine declared safe for use

After years of research and public comment from the agriculture community, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has declared the triazine family of crop protection compounds — including atrazine — safe for continued use in controlling broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops.

The interim decision an­nounced Sept. 18 is a major milestone, according to the Triazine Network, a coalition of state and national agricultural...

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