EPA approves dicamba use for next five years
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.”
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