The National Corn Growers Association is urging farmers to be aware of the label changes for dicamba herbicides next year.
NCGA says farmers interested in using dicamba as part of their crop strategy in the 2018 growing season need to be aware only certified applicators, or those under direct supervision will be allowed to apply the product.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently classified dicamba as restricted use, among placing further restrictions and regulations on the use of dicamba herbicides. The label change reflects an agreement between the EPA, Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba herbicides.
The new restrictions include the need for special training to apply dicamba, limiting applications to when maximum wind speeds are below 10 miles per hour, and a requirement for farmers to maintain specific records regarding the use of dicamba products to ensure compliance with label restrictions.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.