Sentiment is growing for the Environmental Protection Agency to establish some type of cutoff for use of dicamba next year, when the agency makes it decision on whether to allow use of the controversial herbicide in 2019.
Bayer, which now includes Monsanto, will continue to defend itself from lawsuits alleging that the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup does not cause cancer, the company’s CEO told financial analysts in a teleconference Thursday.
Growers, weed scientists and manufacturers are keeping a close eye on early reports of off-target movement of dicamba, as spraying of the herbicide kicks into full gear throughout soybean- and cotton-growing states.
Far-reaching restrictions on three neonicotinoid insecticides in the European Union have been upheld by the EU’s general court, prompting criticism from neonic manufacturers Syngenta and Bayer, and praise from environmental groups.
Bayer's proposed acquisition of Monsanto is still subject to pending regulatory approval, but the company announced the selection of a new Executive Leadership Team for the Crop Science Division, which will go into effect as of the closing.