Monday the Arkansas Supreme Court reinforced a ban on dicamba products in the state, halting another judge’s ruling that would exempt some farmers from the ban.
Thursday the Missouri Department of Agriculture changed the Special Local Needs labels for new dicamba products.
Tuesday Monsanto partnered with Adjuvants Unlimited to create a new sprayer system cleaner that will deactivate dicamba. The companies will bring this product to market in 2018 through partnerships.
Farmers across the Midwest and Mid-South are preparing for yet another challenge season fighting weeds.
In Illinois, for example, more than 11,000 applicators have attended a classroom training for dicamba application in 2018.
If the herbicide leads to less habitat for the butterfly its use could be restricted further.
A second webinar will be offered on April 11.