The Environmental Protection Agency will re-register the over-the-top use of XtendiMax and Engenia dicamba herbicides and extend the registration of Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology through 2025. The decision to extend or re-register the three dicamba products is meant to give farmers certainty ahead of 2021. “The EPA determined that these registration actions make FIFRA registration standards and address concerns outlined in the June Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision,” said Andrew Wheeler, administrator, EPA. The agency is also requiring a June 30 application cut-off date for soybeans across the country, though Wheeler said the EPA will work with states to further expand or restrict the application deadline. Now, pH-buffering agents will be also be required to be mixed in all dicamba products to lower volatility. The success of the new restrictions will be measured in the amount of state complaints going forward. Check out the EPA’s press release for more details and read the registrations.
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