US EPA monitoring dicamba damage reports 25th June 2018
As crop damages resulting from herbicide use are being increasingly reported in the Midwest and Southern United States, state regulators and the US EPA are monitoring the situation. Dicamba has been blamed for most damaged reported so far, causing damage to vegetables, fruit, ornamentals and trees. Damage reports are said to be more frequent this year, compared with last year.
The EPA is planning to make a decision by mid-August 2018 on whether to extend the registrations of dicamba-based herbicides XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan, which expire in November 2018, in an attempt to make a regulatory decision in time to inform seed and weed management purchase decisions for the 2019 growing season.