A USDA advisory committee is recommending that “due to the overwhelming reports of dicamba volatilization,” registrations for dicamba herbicides such as Xtendimax and Engenia not be renewed for in-crop use in soybeans and cotton when they expire at the end of the year.

The Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee calls on USDA to work with EPA to evaluate the performance of the new generation of dicamba products “for safety” and make a decision on their use this year “even before the registration expires.” The committee also said buffers surrounding application sites should be at least a mile.


Source: Agropages