A pesticide control group wants the Environmental Protection Agency to ban post-emergence use of dicamba on soybeans.
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials last month sent a letter EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler detailing the request.
Given the impending decision on the conditional registration of Xtendimax with VaporGrip Technology, the group says labels should prohibit over the top, post-emergent soybean use, and label registrations should be conditional on a year by year basis.
Based on application dates of dicamba complaints investigated by the major soybean-producing states in 2017 through 2019, prohibiting over the top applications could greatly reduce dicamba complaint investigations, according to the group.
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials was formed in 1947, the same year that Congress enacted the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
The organization is a professional association comprised of the officers charged by law with the execution of the state, territorial, provincial, and federal pesticide laws in the United States and Canada.