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EPA extends dicamba registrations with new rules for 5 years

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved registrations for two dicamba products for another five years and extended the registration of another dicamba product. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting the environment, including non-target plants, animals, and other crops not tolerant to dicamba. “With today’s decision, farmers now have ... Read More »

Registrants ask for rehearing of Ninth Circuit’s June 3 dicamba decision

UPDATED — BASF, Bayer and Corteva Agriscience filed separate petitions July 20 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requesting a rehearing of its June 3 decision. The court’s ruling vacated Environmental Protection Agency registrations for three dicamba-based herbicides without giving two registrants an opportunity to be heard. The three dicamba products affected are Engenia from BASF, ... Read More »

Industry News — July 2020

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Field-To-Market’s Newest Technology Partner Named The Seam has been approved as a qualified data management partner with Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. This completes an integration of sustainability metrics powered by Field to Market’s Fieldprint Platform into The Seam’s latest technology suite, allowing farmers to assess the environmental performance of their management practices against regional, state and ... Read More »

Ninth Court upholds EPA’s dicamba use-of-stocks decision

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UPDATED — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District has backed the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to allow continued use of three dicamba products until July 31. In rejecting an emergency motion brought by environmental groups, the court also will not find EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in contempt of court. In addition, the court granted motions by CropLife ... Read More »

California OKs new BASF insecticide

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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation recently registered Sefina Inscalis insecticide from BASF for use on cotton. Containing the active ingredient Inscalis, the brand name for afidopyropen, the product is both an insecticide and ovicide. It is labeled for whiteflies and aphids in cotton and carries a seven-day preharvest interval. Sefina is active against egg, early instar and adult whitefly ... Read More »

BASF, Corteva file motions to intervene in 9th Circuit dicamba case

UPDATED — BASF and Corteva Agriscience have filed emergency motions to intervene following the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to vacate federal registrations of three dicamba-based herbicides. If approved, the motions would allow the companies to become parties in the suit. Generally, intervenors must have an interest in the subject matter of the original ... 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 »