Update: Farmers and custom applicators can spray over-the-top dicamba products through July 31
On Monday, June 8, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a cancellation order in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision vacating the Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax product labels. This is the information we have been waiting for to determine the best course of action for farmers who have planted dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. The full cancellation order can be found here and the EPA news release can be found here.
According to the order:
- Farmers and custom applicators who were in possession of the affected products prior to June 3 CAN apply them through July 31 according to the instructions on the most recent labels.
- Any other distribution or sale of the products is prohibited, except for disposal or returning to the registrant.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture issued a statement late today (June 9) that can be found here. It states that sales are allowed to end users only and end-use applications must occur before July 31, 2020. However, KDA is waiting for additional clarification from the EPA. All dicamba-related information from KDA can be found here.
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Sarah Lancaster, Extension Weed Science Specialist