Public Hearing on Arkansas’s Dicamba Use Rule Set for February 20th
On February 20th, the Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a public hearing on proposed dicamba use regulations for the 2019 crop year. The meeting will begin at 9:00am at the Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock. Comments may be made in person at the public hearing.
The 30-day public comment period for proposed regulations regarding the use of dicamba in Arkansas on soybean and cotton varieties resistant to dicamba closed Tuesday, February 5th.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s (AAD) State Plant Board approved draft regulations for dicamba use in Arkansas at its Dec. 6 meeting. Under the proposed regulations, applications taking place between April 16 and May 20 will be subject to a one-mile buffer zone around research stations, organic crops, specialty crops, non-tolerant dicamba crops and other sensitive crops and will also include a restriction on mixing glyphosate with dicamba. The proposed rules would restrict applications of dicamba from May 21 through Oct. 31.