North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said there’s a slight surprise in the details of the dicamba herbicide registrations. “The previous label had a buffer of 110 feet and this time, it’s 240 feet. They also got into the endangered species side of it at 310 feet,” said Goehring. “Something different we saw in this one is if farmers use a hooded sprayer they could mitigate some of that and reduce the buffer size.” Once states have a chance to get together in the next few months, more discussion are expected. “We’ve always tried to stick to the science,” said Goehring. “This gave the framework to the spraying timeline. One of the issues we brought up earlier was temperature, because we know it’s a factor in other things. It’s still not a factor being considered in this and we want people to be mindful of proper conditions and try to avoid drift.” Hear the full interview.