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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 »

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 »

Ninth Circuit Court vacates EPA low-volatility dicamba registrations

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco vacated current U.S. registrations for three low-volatility dicamba products on June 3. At least three states have said they will continue to allow dicamba applications unless otherwise told since the products are still registered in their states. “The dicamba herbicide brands XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan are still registered ... Read More »

EPA Relaxes Restrictions On Dicamba Use In Texas Cotton

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The Environmental Protection Agency has eased restrictions on dicamba herbicide use by Texas cotton farmers, according to an announcement by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. This is a direct result of a cooperative push by the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension services, and Texas cotton farmers. The current EPA label for dicamba is deemed too ... Read More »