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Aerial Herbicides Get OK in North Dakota

June 20, 2013
By: Nate Birt, Top Producer Deputy Managing Editor google + 
North Dakota Flood

Aerial application of two herbicides has been approved in North Dakota, where wet soils are preventing growers from spraying corn for weeds such as kochia, the state’s agriculture department reports.

Bayer CropScience has received a Section 24(c) Special Local Needs registration for its Laudis herbicide, while Monsanto received supplemental labeling for aerial application of Warrant on field corn, production seed corn, soybeans, forage and grain sorghum.

"North Dakota has had above-normal rainfall this spring, and in recent years has seen high levels of precipitation," says Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. "These wet conditions make it difficult or impossible for ground pesticide application equipment to be used in some fields, forcing growers to rely on aerial application of pesticides."

Click here for more information about these changes from the North Dakota Pesticide Registration Database.

North Dakota is the eighth-largest producer of U.S. grain corn.

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