EPA issues a five year registration for dicamba, with a few restrictions

On Tuesday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler broke the news himself.

“We are going to issue a five year registration for dicamba for the next five years to provide certainty... Two of the companies that produce dicamba re-registered the product with us, and our scientists have been going over their registration materials... I will say right now, we are going to be able to re-register dicamba for the use in next year’s growing season,” he states.

It does not come without a few restrictions though. When Wheeler phoned into our show Tuesday afternoon, he told us there will be a nationwide cutoff date for soybeans and cotton instead of leaving it open ended, and the buffer zone will be increased to address the issues raised by the 9th Circuit Court, which vacated the previous registration earlier this year.