Following the release of EPA’s updated dicamba label, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is exploring the possibility for updated state specific guidelines. Assistant Commissioner Susan Stokes says Minnesota had a much better application season in 2018, but they are still evaluating data from the year. “We want to do what makes sense for Minnesota. We’ve heard through the grapevine other states wished they would have followed our lead with a date cutoff. I think it was the right approach last year. We are just going to reassess and see if that’s the right approach this year or do nothing in addition to the EPA label.” Stokes thinks a decision will likely be made in the current administration.
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