At the state level, NDSU Extension will work with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture to help determine next steps in the dicamba discussion. NDSU Extension Pesticide Program Specialist Andrew Thostenson explains last year, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture decided on a state and local needs label. This may or may not be available in 2019. “Right now, it looks like it’s less likely,” says Thostenson. “They’ll also have the option of moving ahead to develop administrative rules. It’s a relatively time consuming exercise. It may take six or eight months to get through. That may not work out in time for the 2019 spray season.”
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