September 29, 2017

Department lifts statewide stop sale for Dicamba products labeled for agricultural use, Special Local Need labels remain


Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn issued a Notice of Release from the Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order of all products containing Dicamba labeled for agricultural use on Sept. 29, 2017. This means that the Dicamba containing products labeled for agricultural use that were still part of the original Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order issued on July 7, 2017, may now be used by Missouri farmers for post-harvest burn down or pastureland, among other labeled uses.

The Special Local Need registrations for XTENDIMAX™ with VaporGrip™ Technology,  ENGENIA™ Herbicide and DUPONT™ FEXAPAN™ PLUS VAPORGRIP™ TECHNOLOGY HERBICIDE will remain in effect until Dec. 1, 2017.

Older Dicamba products including, but not limited to, BANVEL HERBICIDE, CLARITY HERBICIDE, STRUT HERBICIDE and RIFLE HERBICIDE are not labeled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in Dicamba tolerant cotton and soybean crops. The use of older formulations of Dicamba products in Dicamba tolerant cotton and soybean crops will be in violation of Section 281.101 RSMo and subject to enforcement actions of up to $10,000 per violation.  

More detailed information about this issue is available at  Agriculture.Mo.Gov/dicamba.