Arkansas Acts Against Dicamba

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. July 03 2017

The Arkansas Plant Board recently approved an emergency ban on sale and all uses of dicamba. The ban would cover all agronomic crops except pastureland for 120 days. Pest control and homeowner uses are excluded. Whether or not the noncrop uses are restricted as well remains to be determined. If Governor Asa Hutchinson signs it, it will become enforceable immediately.
In early 2016, Monsanto introduced a soybean variety resistant to both glyphosate and dicamba called Roundup Ready 2 Xtend (RR2X) as a means to fight glyphosate-resistant superweeds. This raised concerns am...

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