Michael Smith Comments on EPA’s Renewal of Dicamba

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would extend the registration for the pesticide dicamba for two years, automatically expiring December 20, 2020.

Dover Dixon Horne member Michael Smith told Bloomberg Environment “the EPA’s announcement shows that there was a problem with the initial approval.” [More]

Column on Dicamba Damage Published in Successful Farming

In November 2017, and reaffirmed in January 2018, the Arkansas State Plant Board voted to restrict the use of new dicamba products, with a few exceptions, from April 16 through October 31. The pesticide is considered volatile because it can convert from a liquid/solid state to a gaseous/vapor state, travel in the air, and cause off-target damage to crops even beyond adjacent fields. [More]