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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 »

Industry News For February 2021

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Texas A&M Extension Cotton Specialist Honored Dr. Murilo M. Maeda, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension cotton specialist received the Dr. J. Tom Cothren Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist Award at the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Maeda was recognized for his dedicated service to cotton producers on the Texas High Plains. The annual award is sponsored by PhytoGen cottonseed. It was initiated by ... 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 »

Recent pigweed escapes are troubling

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• By Tom Barber • Over the last couple weeks I have had several conversations with consultants and growers about pigweed control. Many are concerned with the levels of postemergence control they are seeing in all technologies but especially with glufosinate or Liberty. I have received several pictures of pigweed escapes following two or three Liberty applications in Northeast Arkansas. ... 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 »

EPA approves 15 FMC tankmix partners for Enlist Duo herbicide

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The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved 10 herbicides, four insecticides and one fungicide — all from FMC — as new tankmix partners for Enlist Duo herbicide. Once these products are posted on the Enlist Duo herbicide website of approved tankmix partners, they will be allowed for use on Enlist cotton and Enlist E3 soybeans. The recently approved FMC products are: ... Read More »

K-State Researchers Stress Good Stewardship When Using Dicamba

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Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans. The hope is to help producers lessen or avoid the unintended damage that was seen in some of the state’s fields the past two years. Their work comes on the heels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently renewing its registration of XtendiMax, ... Read More »