EPA Clarification on Dicamba Court Ruling

On June 3, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order vacating EPA’s pesticide registrations of specific products containing the active ingredient dicamba: Xtendimax with Vaporgrip Technology, Engenia, and FeXapan. This order essentially made the products illegal. Since then the EPA has offered clarification regarding how the order will affect dicamba tolerant cotton and soybean producers this growing season.

Follow the link to see the entire press release from the EPA. Highlights from the press release are included below.

EPA’s order addresses sale, distribution, and use of existing stocks of the three affected dicamba products – XtendiMax with vapor grip technology, Engenia, and FeXapan.

  1. Distribution or sale by any person is generally prohibited except for ensuring proper disposal or return to the registrant.
  2. Growers and commercial applicators may use existing stocks that were in their possession on June 3, 2020, the effective date of the Court decision. Such use must be consistent with the product’s previously-approved label, and may not continue after July 31, 2020.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (mdm83@ufl.edu or 850-638-6180).


Posted: June 10, 2020

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Cotton, Dicamba, EPA, Soybean

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