Upon review of the EPA’s 40-page federal dicamba label, product applications may no longer be made during the R1 growth stage. Instead, the applications must be made prior to the beginning bloom or no more than 45 days after planting, whatever happens first. An EPA spokesperson tells the Red River Farm Network the endangered species portion of the label applies to both federally listed threatened and endangered plants and animals. There is also record keeping update, noting the certified applicator must generate a record no later than 72 hours after application. That’s compared to last year’s requirement of 14 days.