Agriculture is still waiting to hear more about the future of dicamba use. The Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t announced a decision on registration for 2019. If renewed, the product label could change. Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Director of Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Josh Stamper says Minnesota had low level complaints in 2018. A cut off date could make a difference. “If we look at some of our neighbors that use a lot of this dicamba technology, it’s really sobering to see the level of complaints in states that did not have application cut off dates. States that had application cutoff dates had significantly less dicamba complaints. We want growers to be able to utilize technology, but we also have to balance the need for that technology with the need for landowners in rural America to not be constantly living in fear, if someone else’s management decisions will chemically trespass onto their property.”
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