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EPA extends over-the-top use of dicamba until 2020

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is encouraged by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement Wednesday to extend over-the-top use of dicamba on soybeans until Dec. 20, 2020. “We’re very pleased the EPA will continue to have this important tool available for farmers to manage their crops for the foreseeable future,” says MSGA Director Bob …

MSGA holds first drift task force meeting

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) convened its first drift task force meeting Monday at the organization’s headquarters.

Minnesota’s first-ever farmer led task force assembled to examine the data and science behind suspected dicamba damage reports in Minnesota and find a solution to develop best management practices concerning the use of dicamba in dicamba-tolerant soybeans in the state. The drift task force aims to work with industry and researchers to help glean answers and options for maximizing the potential of this technology.

EPA approves dicamba formulation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they will register Monsanto’s Xtendimax™ with Vapor Grip™ Technology, a low volatility dicamba product to control weeds in soybean crops genetically engineered to tolerate dicamba. This compound will help in the effort to control glyphosate resistant weeds.