EPA has approved new dicamba labels intended for over-the-top (OTT) use on dicamba-tolerant (DT) soybeans and cotton. XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, EPA Reg. No. 264-1210; Engenia Herbicide, EPA Reg. No. 7969-472; and Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology, EPA Reg. No. 100-1623, registrations will expire in 2025.
Some of the new requirements to the three new dicamba labels include:
- Requiring an approved pH-buffering agent (also called a Volatility Reduction Agent or VRA) be tank mixed with OTT dicamba products prior to all applications to control volatility.
- Requiring a downwind buffer of 240 feet and 310 feet in areas where listed endangered species are located.
- Prohibiting OTT application of dicamba on soybeans after June 30 and cotton after July 30.
- Simplifying the label and use directions so that growers can more easily determine when and how to properly apply dicamba.
Applicators should use these three products in accordance with label directions.
Dicamba 2020 Registration Decision-Frequently Asked Questions (source: EPA website)
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Prior to applying the registered dicamba products applicators must complete dicamba-specific training on an annual basis. According to the new training requirements set forth by EPA, training offered by Bayer, BASF and Syngenta for their respective products will satisfy the requirements.
Registration and event information for trainings is available through the registrants.
Report Pesticide Drift Damage
The Missouri Department of Agriculture is responsible for regulating the use of pesticides in the state of Missouri. This is established in Sections 281.005 to 115 (RSMo) of the Missouri Pesticide Use Act. To report pesticide drift damage on your farm or property, please visit the Pesticide Incident Report page.