Perdue Comments on EPA Dicamba Decision
USAgNet - 11/02/2018
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Thursday issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the registration of dicamba for two years. The extension is for "over-the-top" use to control
weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba.
Perdue said, "It is important that the EPA has decided to renew the registration of over-the-top use of this important weed control technology on dicamba-resistant cotton and soybeans, because it presents farmers with options. This represents the conclusion of
a very thorough scientific review, in conjunction with stakeholders, involving site visits and careful consideration of facts. Producers who use this weed control method should review the label, understand why changes have been made, and ensure that all
requirements of the label are met when the 2019 use season begins."