State rolls back ban on dicamba products

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has partially lifted its temporary ban on dicamba herbicide products after receiving “additional safeguards” from Monsanto Co. and other companies.

On Monday, the state had issued a temporary ban on dicamba after it said it received over 130 complaints that the weed killer damaged crops in neighboring fields.

The announcement Thursday only lifts the ban for Engenia, XtendiMax or FeXapan herbicides. It remains in effect until Dec. 1 for all other dicamba products labeled for agricultural use.

Also Thursday, Tennessee imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weedkiller causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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