EPA approves dicamba use for next five years

Iowa farm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week announced a five-year approval of three dicamba products for dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton, including new control measures to reduce off-target movement of the weed killer.

“The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement to re-register dicamba for 2021 and future years is significant in assuring farmers have access to this important crop protection tool to control yield-robbing weeds and provide much-needed certainty for farmers ahead of making seed variety decisions,” said Iowa Soybean As­­sociation President Jeff Jorgenson of Sidney. “Soybean growers un­­derstand the stewardship responsibilities that come with effective weed management. That’s why we support the science-based decision to keep dicamba available and appreciate the certainty that comes with a five-year registration.”

The EPA approved new registrations for...

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