The Environmental Protection Agency is adopting an atrazine level of concern at up to 3.4 parts per billion. Minnesota Corn Growers Association board member Todd Wentzel says it’s inconsistent with scientific, regulatory data. “There’s a public comment period going on until September 6. I’d encourage producers to submit their comments to EPA regarding that proposal.” Wentzel says many farmers like to use atrazine as a stand-alone product. It’s also an ingredient in many pre-mixes. “I’m concerned about what this will do to the list of tools in the toolbox that we have as farmers to use on our crops to keep them clean. If we lose too many of those herbicides, many times, it means more tillage and that’s not good for the soil either.”
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