Considering Alternatives To Dicamba
June 12, 2020 5:53AM CDT
Even if the Environmental Protection Agency re-registers the four formulations of dicamba herbicide up for renewal this fall, farmers concerned about court action taken this month against the product might end up pursuing other means to combat glyphosate-resistant weeds. University of Missouri plant sciences professor Kevin Bradley says producers have several options.
Bradley adds regardless of product selection, herbicide in of itself is not a long-term solution.
The EPA formally announced the de-registration of Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax late Monday following an appellate court ruling declaring the registrations vacated. Tavium was not impacted by the court ruling. All four products had been registered through the 2020 growing season.