The Environmental Protection Agency has “flagrantly contravened” the Ninth Circuit’s June 3 order on three dicamba herbicides by continuing to allow over-the-top use on soybeans and cotton, the petitioners in the litigation argued in an emergency motion Thursday.
Much of the ag industry was still in a state of confusion Tuesday over applications of dicamba this growing season following EPA’s decision to cancel three registrations but allow use of existing stocks by growers and applicators.
The Environmental Protection Agency will allow growers and applicators to use existing stocks of three dicamba herbicides until July 31, despite a recent appeals court decision vacating the products’ registrations.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the registrations of three dicamba herbicides — Bayer's Xtendimax, BASF's Engenia and Corteva's FeXapan — after finding that EPA substantially understated or failed to consider the social and economic costs.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to work with state pesticide regulators on its review of dicamba herbicides, as the registration deadline approaches for new formulations that have been the subject of thousands of drift damage complaints.
Thousands of producers who have filed complaints with state agencies or the EPA about off-target dicamba damage could end up as plaintiffs following a federal jury's decision to award $265 million to a Missouri peach farm, plaintiffs' attorneys say.
Even though it wasn’t at the table for the talks between Bayer and Monsanto that led to a unification of the two companies, BASF still stands to gain significantly from the changes brought about in a new business climate.