The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is considering what could be on a special local needs dicamba label (24(c) label) in the state. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says one challenge with EPA’s federal label will be enforcing the change to not spray soybeans 45 days after planting at R1 stage or flowering. That’s where getting more specific on the state-level could help. “Something we are considering in a 24(c) label for North Dakota is putting a date in there. The qualifier would be either up to that date or at the R1 stage. We’re still looking at this.” Goehring says farmers are likely to see a 24(c) label next month. “We’re pulling data and having conversations. We want to have the science to support the decision. I’d like to have something for farmers to think about by the middle of December.”
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