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SC farmers lose use of important herbicides early in the season

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One of the most widespread and effective herbicides in South Carolina farmers’ arsenal has been barred from sale early in the growing season. Officials with the Department of Pesticide Regulation, a state regulatory agency based at Clemson University, South Carolina, issued a statement this week on the effect a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling and subsequent U.S. Environment ... Read More »

How a California court ruling affects Alabama cotton farmers

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Alabama producers with dicamba-tolerant crops in the ground are struggling to come to terms with a constantly changing situation surrounding a California Circuit Court ruling. California’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a dicamba ban effective immediately for XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan. This circuit court has issued a number of orders against pesticide and herbicide use on crops in recent ... Read More »

UGA’s Stanley Culpepper offers thoughts on dicamba

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University of Georgia Extension weed specialist Stanley Culpepper provides a few thoughts on recent court actions surrounding the registration of three low-volatility dicamba products paired with Xtend crops. Details of the order The Environmental Protection Agency’s order addresses sale, distribution, and use of existing stocks of the three affected dicamba products – XtendiMax with vapor grip technology, Engenia, and FeXapan. ... Read More »

EPA cancellation order clarifies use of existing dicamba stocks

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a cancellation order for three low-volatility dicamba formulations that is intended to clarify how growers and applicators may use existing stocks of the products. The directive applies to XtendiMax with Vapor Grip Technology from Bayer, Engenia from BASF and FeXipan from Corteva. They are paired with crops genetically engineered to tolerate in-season over-the-top ... Read More »

Registration opens for the 2020 virtual UT Milan No-Till Field Day

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COVID-19 has changed how the world is doing business and presenting education, and the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is no exception. The 2020 event will be hosted entirely online beginning July 23, and registration is now open. Presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, the now biennial field day has offered the most cutting-edge research and ... Read More »

8 ag groups ask EPA to allow use of existing dicamba stocks

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The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, along with seven other organizations representing farmers and ranchers, has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow producers to use the dicamba-based products they have on hand despite a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacating the label for three herbicides. “We are disheartened and surprised by the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision ... Read More »

Cotton insect update — thrips be rolling

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• By Scott Stewart • It’s been a challenge getting our crops in the ground, and our planting dates are really stretched out. It is especially important that our late planted cotton gets off to a good start to make up for a little lost time. Unfortunately, the ‘Thrips Infestation Predictor for Cotton’ (https://climate.ncsu.edu/cottonTIP) appears to be dead on in ... Read More »