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EPA Issues Order on Dicamba Registrations Following Court Ruling

On Monday, June 8th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an order related to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' June 3rd decision to require the EPA to vacate three dicamba registrations (XtendiMax with vapor grip technology, Engenia, and FeXapan). To comply with the order the EPA stated that it was cancelling the registration, which was scheduled to expire later this year, and prohibiting distribution or sale of these formulations. However, the EPA is allowing for the use of existing stocks through July 31st for the effective products that were in the possession of the user on June 3rd. In Arkansas, the May 25th cut-off still applies, but these products are expected to be allowed by permit on land east of the Mississippi River levee. The EPA did not issue any statement regarding the registration of Tavium, a Syngenta formulation of dicamba that remains approved for over the top applications. It's not yet clear how EPA will approach the registration of these products for the 2021 growing season.

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