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EPA extends Dicamba registration

EPA extends dicamba registration for two years Extracted from Delta Farm Press, Nov. 1, 2018

The EPA has announced it will extend the registration of dicamba for two years for over-the-top use in dicamba-resistant crops. The new EPA dicamba registration decisions include: Only certified applicators may apply dicamba over the top (those working under the supervision of a certified applicator may no longer make applications). Prohibit over-the-top application of dicamba on soybeans 45 days after planting and cotton 60 days after planting. Applications will be allowed only from one hour after sunrise to two hours before sunset. In counties where endangered species may exist, the downwind buffer will remain at 110 feet and there will be a new 57-foot buffer around the other sides of the field (the 110-foot downwind buffer applies to all applications, not just in counties where endangered species may exist). Clarify training period for 2019 and beyond, ensuring consistency across all three products. Enhanced tank clean-out instructions for the entire system. Enhanced label to improve applicator awareness on the impact of low pH’s on the potential volatility of dicamba. Label clean up and consistency to improve compliance and enforceability. New label may include specific changes encompassing above points.

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