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Additional MDA Guidance on Cancelled Dicamba Products

Please find a question and answer guide from the MN Department of Agriculture here: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/inline-files/MDA%20Dicamba%202020%20Guidance.pdf

Mandate Issued on Dicamba Court Ruling

In an Ag Retailer Association Alert issued earlier this morning, they mentioned that until the 9th Circuit publishes a Mandate to enforce its order in the dicamba case, that the labels for the three products were still in effect.

ARA has now received a copy of the Mandate from the Court. Given this development, ARA has now advised that the safest conclusion to draw is that the registrations have been vacated and the products are no longer labeled. There may still be some legal recourse available to EPA and the manufacturers, but ARA has advised ceasing applications of Xtendimax, Engenia and Fexapan until advised by the registrants that it is legal to do so.

ARA has not yet received guidance from EPA.

Bayer will be updating this site with information. (ARA)

Dicamba Online Training

This dicamba training information is courtesy of the cooperation of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the generous sponsorship of the above MCPR member firms.

Dicamba 2020 Cut-Off Date is June 20

MDA’s Annouced Cutoff date: Do not apply after June 20, 2020. Setting an application cutoff date of June 20 is again expected to help reduce the potential for damage to neighboring crops and vegetation. The majority of Minnesota soybeans are still in the vegetative growth stage by June 20 and research has shown that plants in the vegetative stage are less affected than those in the reproductive stage. In Minnesota, the XtendiMax, Engenia, FeXapan, and Tavium formulations of dicamba are “Restricted Use Pesticides” for retail sale to and for use only by Certified Applicators. Contact: Allen Sommerfeld, Ph. 651-201-6185, email-allen.sommerfeld@state.mn.us.