Dicamba Spray Ban in Arkansas

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. January 30 2018

A ban on dicamba herbicide applications in Arkansas was approved recently in an effort to mitigate damage to non-target plants. The new regulation prevents dicamba applications from April 16 through October 31, but exempts applications to turf, ornamentals, some forests, pastures, and rangelands. The Arkansas Legislative Council will revisit this issue for the 2019 growing season.
 
This move is the latest chapter in the ongoing saga. 2017 brought over 900 complaints alleging dicamba misuse and/or drift damage in Arkansas alone. Pesticide manufacturers BASF and Monsanto p...

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