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Corteva halts sale of FeXapan dicamba herbicide in U.S., Canada

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Corteva Agrscience will no longer sell FeXapan brand dicamba herbicide in the United States and Canada, according to a Feb. 22 company statement. Instead, the company will focus on its Enlist platform, which is based on crops genetically modified to tolerate over-the-top applications of 2,4-D choline. “Corteva Agriscience has made a business decision to discontinue sales of FeXapan herbicide in ... Read More »

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 »

A Plant Protection Priority

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The National Cotton Council worked closely with EPA and agribusiness allies to ensure dicamba’s continued availability. What was the threat to dicamba? ■ After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated the 2018 registration of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia dicamba herbicides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act in June, the NCC immediately sent a letter ... Read More »

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

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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 »

Environmental groups challenge Enlist Duo registration in court

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Some of the same environmental groups that successfully challenged the registration of three dicamba formulations have filed a complaint before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against Enlist Duo herbicide. In their court filing, the groups, led by the National Family Farm Coalition, argues the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to register Enlist Duo violates both the Endangered Species Act ... 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 »