The EPA has approved three of the new dicamba formulations for over-the-top use for five years beginning in 2021.
The formulations include Xtendimax VaporGrip Xtra, Engenia and Tavium.
Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the EPA opted for a five-year registration, which is typical for pesticides, instead of the two years that dicamba has experienced in the past, because they had more data to base this decision upon.
The administration reviewed 65 new studies as well as all literature and consulted with experts before making this decision.
Wheeler said the registrations address the concerns outlined in a Circuit Court of Appeals decision in June.
Source: Farm Journal’s Ag Pro