Breaking: Monsanto Petitions to End Arkansas Ban on Dicamba

September 7, 2017 02:13 PM
dicamba damage

Monsanto today petitioned the Arkansas State Plant Board and appealed to Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to end the state’s ban on use of dicamba herbicide. Arkansas banned the use of dicamba herbicides on April 15 following a spike in complaints of damage to off-target fields.

In a letter to Governor Hutchinson, Monsanto’s chief technology officer Dr. Robb Fraley characterized the regulatory process that led to the ban as “failed.”

In a statement, Monsanto said, “Today, we filed a petition with the Arkansas State Plant Board to halt an unwarranted and misinformed ban on dicamba, a critical tool for growers—and to ensure that growers in Arkansas have access to a vital new weed-control tool next year.”

This is a breaking story. Watch for further developments.

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Spell Check

Douglas Street
Newton, KS
9/7/2017 04:50 PM

  Let's take up a collection for the Monsanto family. 'Critical tool' is just another phrase for 'poison the public'.

Jonesboro , AR
9/8/2017 03:55 PM

  I hope Monsanto can win their petition to reinstate Dicamba use for 2018. It has done little damage if any to the non Dicamba beans we have cut that definetly had Dicamba symptoms. Best thing for pigweed control since roundup first came out.


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