While waiting for guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture said they will continue operating under existing pesticide program authorities. Minnesota farmers may now use XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan dicamba herbicides. According to Minnesota law, an unregistered pesticide previously registered in the state may be used following the cancellation of the registration of the pesticide. Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen said timing is a critical for farmers to apply the products. Farmers must follow all Minnesota label requirements. Dicamba products can’t be applied to soybeans once bloom begins or after June 20, whichever comes first. Read more.
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