EPA to make decision on dicamba’s future in 2020


The Environmental Protection Agency said it wants to work with pesticide regulators on a review of dicamba with the registration deadline approaching.

The herbicide has been the subject of several drift damage lawsuit, including one that ended with a Missouri farmer being awarded $265 million, and thousands of drift damage complaints.

According to Agri-Pulse, EPA official Alexandra Dapolito Dunn called dicamba-tolerant seed and accompanying herbicides a valuable tool for farmers while also saying that growers need certainty.