Dicamba

A federal court in California recently vacated the three popular dicamba herbicides

What Effect Will Dicamba Ban Have on Local Growers?

Jun 18, 2020
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Thanks to a ruling by the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the herbicde Dicamba will soon be banned.

US Court Bans Dicamba Use After June 25th, 2020.

Jun 12, 2020
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The US Ninth Court of Appeals has issued a ruling banning the use of the popular herbicide Dicamba, after June 25th.

Andrew Joyce won’t be growing any tomatoes this summer. His three-acre produce farm in Malden, Missouri, will lie fallow. The cause: damage from the weed killer dicamba.

A company that makes dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton wants to expand use of the controversial weed killer to corn. But critics and experts questioning the logic of the petition.

Dicamba, the controversial herbicide used on soybeans and cotton, is responsible for thousands of acres of damaged crops in recent years.

Experts say that despite new federal rules that go into effect in 2019, the drift will continue but the victims will be different.