The Texas Department of Agriculture has issued Section 24(c) Special Local Need labels for two dicamba herbicides to allow application up to 90 days after cotton planting.
The products are Engenia Herbicide from BASF and XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology from Bayer.
The Section 24(c) is a change from the federal label, which prohibits application more than 60 days after planting or mid-bloom, whichever comes first.
The Special Local Need label also allows application any time of the day between sunrise and sunset as long as there are no temperature inversions at field level. No more than two postemergence applications may be made per year to dicamba-tolerant cotton.
As with all Special Local Need labels, it — as well as the original container label — must be in the user’s possession during pesticide application.
The two dicamba-based products are restricted-use herbicides, and applicators must successfully complete an approved training program to become certified before buying and/or applying them.
The Special Local Need labels expire Dec. 20.
For more information on training, visit the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service website at https://agrilife.org/aes/.