EPA Shortens Dicamba Application Window for Indiana Farmers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday announced that it has shortened the window for Indiana farmers to apply over-the-top dicamba to their soybean crops this year.
The new deadline for spraying dicamba in Indiana, as well as Illinois and Iowa, will be Monday, June 12, or after the V4 growth stage, whichever comes first. The previous deadline was June 20.
The EPA says the revised deadline will reduce the risks of the chemicals drifting away from where it is sprayed and allegedly damaging non-agricultural plants and trees, such as those near homes and in wild areas.
The EPA will revise the federal labels for Bayer’s XtendiMax, BASF’s Engenia, and Syngenta’s Tavium.
The changes apply only to Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, as well as South Dakota, whose revised deadline was changed from June 30 to June 20.

Recommended Posts